Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

The American Cancer Society recommends these screening guidelines for most adults:

  • Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health
  • Clinical breast exam (CBE) about every 3 years for women in their 20s and 30s and every year for women 40 and over
  • Women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any breast change promptly to their health care provider. Breast self-exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s, but does not replace the mammogram recommendations.

The American Cancer Society recommends that some women — because of their family history, a genetic tendency, or certain other factors — be screened with MRI in addition to mammograms. (The number of women who fall into this category is small: less than 2% of all the women in the US.)  Talk with your doctor about your history and whether you should have additional tests at an earlier age.

Flu Shot News

Flu shots are now recommended for all people 6 months of age and older who are not allergic to eggs or egg products.

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