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
An alarming new study shows that for the first time in decades, fewer women are getting mammograms to screen for breast cancer. According... 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 »
A new study reinterpreting existing data increases the assumed benefits of breast cancer screening via yearly mammography. Mammograms... 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 »