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

Continue Mammography Care in 2021

With the resurgence of COVID-19, many mammography sites are again reducing daily appointments and reinstituting other COVD-19 safety protocols to help ensure that women can safely continue to get their yearly mammograms.

Women have been smart to “play it safe,” but now “playing it safe” means continuing to talk to your doctor about scheduling your mammogram. Missed appointments may lead to delayed cancer diagnoses, unnecessary breast cancer deaths and more aggressive treatment. Let’s not let this happen.

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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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