The American Cancer Society: ACS recommend yearly mammogram screening. Starting at the age of 45. The United States Preventive Service task force (USPSTF) believe women between the age 50 and 74 should have a mammogram every two years.
If you have a family history of breast cancer you are encourage to have a mammogram yearly.
All adult women should do self-exams at least once a month.
1. Lying flat
2. In front of a mirror
3. While in the shower
Things to look for:
1. Swelling of all or part of the breast
2. Skin irritation
3. Discharge other that breast milk
4. A nipple retraction (Breast turning inward)
5. Pain in the nipple or breast
Mammogram are X-Ray of the breast. The are often used for screening for breast cancer.
Talk to your doctor and keep all schedule appointments. For more information contact The American Cancer Society.Com