Mammography Guidelines: When Should I Get a Mammogram
St. Luke's breast radiologists and surgeons would like our patients to know that we continue to support the American Cancer Society guidelines. These guidelines are also supported by the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging. Research shows that cancer is the most treatable when it's detected early.
Age 40 and over:
Annual screening mammogram
Annual clinical breast exam by a doctor or nurse (this exam should be done near the time of the mammogram)
Monthly breast self-examination
Age 20 to 39:
Clinical breast exam by a doctor or nurse every three years