Breast Examination by a Health Professional. Women ages 20 - 49 should have a physical examination by a health professional every 1 - 2 years. Those over age 50 should be examined annually.
Self-Examinations. Women have been encouraged to perform a self-examination each month, but some studies have reported no difference in mortality rates between women who do self-examination and those who do not. This does not mean women should stop attempting self-examinations, but they should not...Read more
Better mammography: A new and improved technology for reading mammograms called CAD (computer-aided detection) is described in the latest... Read more »
Early last spring, the American Cancer Society issued new guidelines calling for women in certain breast cancer risk groups to be screened... Read more »
I’m not yet 40—the magical age for women to begin receiving mammograms—but I’ve had breast cancer. That makes me a perfect candidate for... Read more »
At a Glance Avoid wearing powders or deodorant/anti-perspirants when you get your mammogram—even though the whole experience can really make you... Read more »