Early detection is the KEY to more successful treatment. The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends the following schedule for women at average risk.
Age 40 and over: Mammogram and clinical breast exam yearly.
Age 20s and 30s: Clinical breast exam about every 3 years.
Starting in 20s: Choose whether or how often to do breast self-exam.
Note: ACS recommends that women at higher risk have an annual mammogram and MRI beginning at age 30.
This information was found in Women & Breast Health, provided by Carolinas Medical Center.