American Cancer Society // Infographics // 2015


Mammography Rates are Steady

After increasing for many years, the percentage of women getting mammograms has leveled off over the past decade.

Screening rates between 1987 and 2013:

  • 1987: 29%
  • 2000: 70%
  • 2005-2010: 67%

More Birthdays Have Been Celebrated

203,400 breast cancer deaths have been averted since 1991.

  • Breast cancer death rate: Down 34% between 1990 and 2010
  • In 1990, there were 33 deaths per 100,000 women
  • In 2010, there were 22 deaths per 100,000 women

Who’s Not Getting Their Mammograms?


  • Of insured women, 29% are not getting their mammograms
  • Of uninsured women, 68% are not getting their mammograms

Education Level

  • Of college graduates, 25% are not getting their mammograms
  • Of those with less than 12 years of education, 48% are not getting their mammograms

Get Screened and Encourage Others

Mammograms can help find breast cancer early, when treatments are more likely to be successful. Talk to your doctor about your risk factors for breast cancer and the screening plan that is best for you. Encourage your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to do the same.


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