Breast Health

Preventing, diagnosing and treating breast pain, lumps, cancer and more with state-of-the-art imaging, medical and surgical services.

Do you need a mammogram?

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Women under 40

Women at average risk for breast cancer do not need to get annual mammograms until age 40. If a close relative (mother, sister, daughter) has been diagnosed with breast cancer, you should start getting yearly mammograms 10 years before the age your relative was diagnosed.

If you are at high risk for breast cancer, screening recommendations vary depending on your risk factors. Speak to your primary care physician or a breast health specialist.

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Women age 40-55

Starting at age 40, women should schedule a screening mammogram every year. If you are age 40 or older, nearly all insurance policies should pay for your mammogram. You do not need a doctor’s order or a referral for a screening mammogram.

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Women 55 and older

As you get older, your risk for breast cancer increases every year. A clinical breast exam should be included as part of your annual well-woman exam. Speak to your primary care physician or breast health specialist about what is right for you.

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