Mammography has helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the U.S. by nearly 40% since 1990.

3 out of 4

3/4 of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease and are not considered high risk.

1 in 6

1/6 breast cancers occur in women aged 40–49.

Mammography saves lives

Return to Mammography Care in 2021

To allow recommended cleaning and avoid overcrowding, many mammography sites reduced daily appointments after the Centers for Disease Control Prevention-recommended non-urgent care shutdown ended in July 2020. Availability issues may have led many women to skip their 2020 mammogram. This may cause a March-May 2021 drop in necessary screening – as women who missed their 2020 test may forego their 2021 exam as well. Let’s not let this happen. 2021 is the time to #ReturnToCare.

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Why Are Annual Mammograms Important?

A mammogram is a non-invasive X-ray used to check breasts for breast cancer and other abnormalities. It is the only test shown to reduce breast cancer deaths. Mammograms can detect cancer early — when most treatable — long before it can be felt. This improves odds of survival and can help avoid more extensive treatment

Videos on Mammography Myths and Misconceptions

These videos address common breast cancer screening misconceptions to help women and their health care providers make better-informed screening decisions.

The Facts About "False Positives"

Breast Density and You

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