Text Alternative for Breast Cancer Screening Guideline

American Cancer Society Recommendations for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer

This guideline applies to women at average risk for breast cancer:

  • Women from ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms if they wish to do so.
  • Women from ages 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year.
  • Women aged 55 and older can switch to mammograms every two years, or can continue yearly screening. Screening should continue as long as a woman is in good health and is expected to live 10 more years or longer.

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