About Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States. While breast cancer mostly occurs among older women, in rare cases breast cancer does affect women under the age of 45. Eleven percent of all cases of breast cancer in the U.S. are reported in this age group. Risk for breast cancer among young women varies based on factors such as family and personal history of cancer. Many young women do not know their risk for this disease or are not aware of ways to lower their risk. Speak with your medical provider about your screening options.
Who should get a mammogram?
The Centers for Disease Control and USPSTF both recommend:
- Women who are 50 to 74 years old and are at average risk for breast cancer get a mammogram every two years.
- Women who are 40 to 49 years old should talk to their doctor or other health care professional about when to start and how often to get a mammogram.
Mobile Mammography services
Did you know FHCN offers Mobile Mammography services? Mobile mammography comes to our patients’ communities to ensure they have access to this potentially live saving service. Referrals are recommended for women 40 years and older and showing no symptoms. Schedule your appointment today 877-960-3426
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