Health Tip: Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

(HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer screenings are important tools to find cancer before symptoms are noticeable, says the American Cancer Society.

The society provides these screening guidelines for women:

  • Women aged 40-to-44 should consider screenings and mammograms.
  • Women aged 45-to-54 should get yearly mammograms.
  • Women age 55 and older should get bi-yearly mammograms.

Some women, due to family history, genetics or other factors should be screened with an MRI, along with a mammogram.

The ACS reminds women to know how their breasts normally look and feel, so they can report any changes to a doctor right away.

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