What Is Breast Cancer Screening?

Breast cancer screening means checking a woman’s breasts for cancer before there are signs or symptoms of the disease.The Breast Cancer Screening Chart compares recommendations from several leading organizations. Although breast cancer screening cannot prevent breast cancer, it can help find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat. Talk to your doctor about which screening tests are right for you, and when you should have them.


What Is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control. There are different kinds of breast cancer and it depends on which cells in the breast turn into cancer.Read More

Symptoms of Breast Cancer?

Different people have different symptoms. A lump, mass and change in the feel or position of the breast are among the most common symptoms of breast cancer. Read More

Risk Factors for Breast Cancer?

Studies have shown that your risk for breast cancer is due to a combination of factors. Factors that influence risk include being a woman and getting older.Read More

Early diagnosis of breast cancer increases the chance of survival for 5 years or more at

98%

BREAST CANCER SCREENING RECOMMENDATION

(Recommendation from USPSTF)

The USPSTF recommends that women who are 50 to 74 years old and are at average risk for breast cancer get a mammogram every two years. Women who are 40 to 49 years old should talk to their doctor or other health care professional about when to start and how often to get a mammogram. Read More

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Content source:Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Breast Cancer Screening Tests

Mammogram

A mammogram is the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms. Having regular mammograms can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. At this time, a mammogram is the best way to find breast cancer for most women.
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Breast MRI

A breast MRI uses magnets and radio waves to take pictures of the breast. MRI is used along with mammograms to screen women who are at high risk for getting breast cancer. Because breast MRIs may appear abnormal even when there is no cancer, they are not used for women at average risk.
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