Friday, November 7, 2008

Info of the Week

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.

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