Why is it important to get a mammogram every year?
When it comes to detecting and treating cancer, there's nothing more important than early detection. Survival rate is dependent on the size of the cancer, which can grow quickly, so every year counts.
Who should get a mammogram?
Women with average risk should begin annual mammograms at age 40. If you have a family history of breast cancer, you should begin earlier. Talk to your doctor about when you should begin annual mammograms.
Remember, 50% of breast cancer occurs in someone with no family history of breast cancer.