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REGULAR SCREENING MAY

DETECT CANCER EARLY

In 2020, more than 1.8 million Americans are expected to be diagnosed with cancer – and early detection remains our best bet for treatment.7

BREAST CANCER

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer among women in the United States.7 Getting screened regularly is the most reliable way to find it when it's smaller and might be easier to treat.7 In fact, breast cancer death rates have been declining since 1989 due in part to screening with mammograms.7

1in 8

About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime.7

99%

The 5-year survival rate is 99% when breast cancer is diagnosed at the local stage.7

GROUP

AVAILABLE TESTS

FREQUENCY

30+

High
risk women

MRI Mammogram

1

Once per year or as
recommended by your doctor

40 – 44

Average
risk women

Mammogram

1

Once per year (optional)

45 – 54

Average
risk women

Mammogram

1

Once per year

55+

Average
risk women

Mammogram

2

Once every two years or
continue annual screening


Breast cancer is sometimes found after symptoms appear, but many women with breast cancer have no symptoms. This is why regular breast cancer screening is so important.9

– American Cancer Society


Breast cancer screening

Women at high risk are those with a personal history or strong family history of breast cancer, a genetic mutation known to increase risk, and those who had radiation therapy to the chest before age 30.7

Women at average risk should have the option to start screening at age 40 with a mammogram every year. Women ages 45 to 54 should get a mammogram every year. At age 55 and older, women can switch to a mammogram every 2 years or continue annual screening. Screening should continue for as long as a woman is in good health and expected to live at least 10 more years.8


Breast cancer is sometimes found after symptoms appear, but many women with breast cancer have no symptoms. This is why regular breast cancer screening is so important.9

– American Cancer Society




Cancer screening tests for patients

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Cancer screening tests for patients

Find cancer screening locations near you and learn how to talk to your doctor about your risks and what tests are best for you at this time.

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