An annual screening mammogram is recommended for women beginning at age 40, according to the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI).
Every major American medical organization with expertise in breast cancer care, including the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American Cancer Society (ACS), American College of Radiology (ACR), Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), agrees that starting annual mammography at age 40 saves the most lives. ACS guidelines show that if a woman wants to reduce her risk of dying from breast cancer as much as possible, she will choose yearly mammography starting at age 40.
Do something for yourself and the people you love - get your mammogram today.
St. Luke's offers several convenient mammography locations for screening and diagnostic mammograms, including 3D mammography.
Breast health guidelines (for women of average risk):
55 and older
These guidelines are for women at average risk for breast cancer. Women with a personal history of breast cancer, a family history of breast cancer, a genetic mutation known to increase risk of breast cancer (such as BRCA), and women who had radiation therapy to the chest before the age of 30 are at higher risk for breast cancer, not average risk. (There are separate guidelines for women at higher-than-average risk.)
Learn more about St. Luke's breast risk assessment and High-Risk Breast Clinic services.