Who should have Mammograms

How often you should have a mammogram depends on your age and individual risk of breast cancer.

Most experts believe that women between the ages of 40 to 49 should have a mammogram every year. There is some controversy about the schedule for this age group and the recommendations may change.

Women over 50 should have mammograms every year.

Any woman concerned about a change in her breast should immediately see a health care provider.

Women with history of breast cancer in their family should also have special attention relative to their schedule for mammograms.

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