Learn why you need to schedule your mammogram.
Did you know? One in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer.
Many women with breast cancer have no symptoms. Therefore, it’s critical to get regular mammograms as appropriate for your age and personal risk. Regular breast screenings can detect cancer early before you can to feel a lump, while it’s small and hasn’t spread.
Early detection is the key to successful treatment. Women who have regular mammograms are more likely to have breast cancer found early and are less likely to need aggressive treatment such as surgery and chemotherapy. They are also more likely to be cured.
Who should get a mammogram?
For women of average risk:
- Age 40 to 49: have the option to start screening with a mammogram every other year
- Age 50 to 74: should get a mammogram every other year
- Age 74 and older: can continue to get a mammogram every other year or discuss a new plan with your provider
For women of high-risk, screening recommendations begin earlier. Talk to your doctor about a risk assessment to learn more about your personal risk factor.
Scheduling your mammogram
You can schedule your mammogram with Bon Secours in one of many ways: