Breast cancer can take years to develop, yet women rarely have any symptoms in the early stages.Mammograms, along with breast exams and general awareness, are vital for early detection and successful treatment.
The National Cancer Institute recommends screening mammograms for women aged 40 and over every one to two years, and that women considered at high risk talk with their provider about frequency.
The US Preventative Services Task Force recommends screening
mammograms starting at age 50 and every 2 years thereafter for
women at low risk.Woman at high risk should talk with their provider.
Please discussmammogramfrequency with your health care provider. For more information about mammography and/or breast cancer, call the Mammography Center at 385-7130.