Breast Cancer Screening: Basic Guidelines

  1. Begin a clinical breast exam by age 25
  2. If you had a relative with breast cancer, begin screening 5 years before the age at which she was diagnosed
  3. Get annual mammograms beginning at age 40
  4. If you are at high risk for breast cancer consider using MRI rather than standard mammography alone
  5. Newer 3D mammograms are better screening tests, but ask your gyno if you should have one done before your next screening.


Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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