Screening of Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

  1. Yearly mammograms starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good
    health.
  2. Clinical breast exams (CBE) should be part of a periodic health exam, about every three years for women in their 20s and 30s and every year for women 40 and over.
  3. Women at increased risk (e.g., family history, genetic tendency, past breast cancer ) should
    talk with their doctors about the benefits and  limitations of starting mammography screening earlier, having additional tests (e.g., breast altrasound or MRI), or having more frequent exams.