Breast Health Self-Exams & You
One in eight women will face breast cancer in their lives. Early detection and prevention can make a huge difference, however, in how breast lumps and/or breast cancer affects your life.
To help you out, we’ve created these instructions on how to do your monthly breast self-exam. Whether you print and hang it or just reference it online, it’s a good reminder of an easy way to take care of your health.
When Should You Get Screened?*
Breast Exam by Your Health Care Provider:
Ages 20-39: Every 2–3 years
Ages 40 and up: Every year
Ages 20 and up: Monthly
Ages 40 and up: Yearly
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*These screening mammography recommendations are from the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, American Medical Association, and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
**Note: Some women may need to have a mammogram before they are 40 if they are at a high risk for breast cancer. Talk with your health care provider about your risk factors.
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