Guidelines

Guidelines

 

The American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) recommend that women start getting annual mammograms at age 40. The American Cancer Society (ACS), US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), ACR and SBI agree that this approach saves the most lives.

By not getting annual mammograms starting at age 40, you increase your chances of dying from breast cancer and the likelihood that you will experience more extensive treatment for any cancers found.

We include the guidelines below to make you aware of the options and help you make informed decisions.

Notes on USPSTF Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations:

Guidance for Physicians