Every year over 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer. American Cancer Society screening guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer vary depending on a woman’s age and risk, and include mammography and clinical breast examination (CBE).
This infographic illustrates findings from the Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2013-2014, that show the percentage of women 40 years of age and older who report having had a mammogram within the past 2 years has stabilized around 67%. Also highlighted are the groups of women least likely to have had a recent mammogram. Finally, steadily decreasing breast cancer death rates, due in part to improvements in screenings and treatment, are featured.