In the past several years, there has been some controversy around screening mammograms – at what age should women start getting them, and how often should they be done? New studies are always coming out that help refine our knowledge, but how do you know what’s right for you?
The Society of Breast Imaging, a group of radiologists who specialize in diagnosing breast diseases, recommends that women get yearly mammograms starting at age 40. Breast cancers that are caught early are the ones that are most likely to be cured. Delaying yearly mammography, or screening women every other year, can miss cancers while they are still small. Your best chance for staying healthy is early detection!
In this video, a radiologist Dr. Stacey Keen talks about screening mammography, and how it saved her life.
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