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.
This infographic illustrates findings 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 66%. Also highlighted are steadily decreasing breast cancer death rates, due in part to improvements in screenings and treatment. Finally, the groups of women least likely to have had a recent mammogram are featured.