Breast Cancer Screening (mammogram)
Breast Cancer Screening Guideline
Ages 40 -49 :should discuss whether you should have a mammogram with your health care provider.
Ages 50 -64: starting at age 50 you should get screened every 2 years.
Ages 65 and older: should get screened every 2 years until age 74.
Ages 75 and older: should consult with your health care providers to determine if you need to be screened.
The screening guidelines are recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) . The USPSTF is a group composed of primary care providers ( internists, pediatricians, family physicians, gynecologists/obstetricians, nurses, and health behavior specialists) that are experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine.
Talk to your doctor to determine if this guideline is right for you.