Start @ 40
DON’T BECOME A STATISTIC. Start Annual Mammograms at age 40.
St. Joseph’s Imaging strongly recommends annual mammography screenings starting at age 40, to ensure the maximum benefit from screening mammography. Our guidelines are in accordance with the American College of Radiology and Society for Breast Imaging. While both U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the American Cancer Society have revised their screening mammography guidelines, their data still indicates that starting annual mammography at age 40 saves the most lives. Because 1 in 6 breast cancers occur in women in their 40s, having an annual mammogram starting at age 40 is key. Start Prevention Early. 75% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history or other factors that put them at risk. Regular mammograms cut breast cancer deaths by approximately a third in all women 40 and over.
The American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) continue to recommend that women get yearly mammograms starting at age 40. Click here to read more.