Breast Cancer Screening
What is a breast cancer screening?
A breast cancer screening is a routine exam of your breasts for cancer before there are signs or symptoms.
What is a mammogram?
A mammogram is a low-dose X-ray of the breast. Mammograms help your provider detect breast cancer before you experience symptoms.
What does a mammogram show?
The X-ray will show any lump or mass in your breast(s) that does not look normal. A provider will compare your results to your previous mammogram to look for changes in each breast.
How often should you get a mammogram?
If you are between 50 and 74 years of age, you should get a mammogram every 2 years. If you have a family history of breast cancer, or have had breast cancer or other breast problems, you may need to have mammograms before age 50 and more often. Talk to your provider about when to start and how often you should have a mammogram.
Click here to learn about the importance of mammograms, and how they can find early signs of breast cancer.
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