FINDING BREAST CANCER EARLY
CAN HELP SAVE YOUR LIFE.
Here’s What You Can Do
Know how your breasts normally look and feel, and report any changes to
a health care provider right away.
Get regular mammograms.
Mammograms (x-rays of the breasts) are the best screening tool we have at this time.
Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with
mammograms if they wish to do so.
Women ages 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year.
Women 55 and older can switch to mammograms every 2 years, or they can choose to
continue yearly screening. Screening should continue as long as a woman is in good health and
is expected to live 10 more years or longer.
All women should understand what to expect when getting a mammogram for breast cancer
screening – what the test can and cannot do.
Some women at high risk for breast cancer – because of their family history, a genetic
tendency, or certain other factors – should be screened with MRIs along with mammograms every
year. Talk with a health care provider about your risk for breast cancer and the best screening plan
If you may be due for your mammogram or have any related concerns call Adelante Healthcare at 480-964-2273 to schedule an appointment.