Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. Some women are at higher risk for breast cancer than others because of their personal or family medical history or because of certain changes in their genes. Breast cancer is a group of diseases that affects breast tissue. Both women and men can get breast cancer, though it is much more common in women.
Most women who are 50 to 74 years old should have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, or think you may have a higher risk of breast cancer, ask your doctor when to have a screening mammogram.
Click here for the CDC’s What You Need to Know about Breast Cancer.
This video shows the latest information about Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines.