Ovarian Cancer Canada

Western Regional Blog – BC, YK, AB, NWT and Nunavut

Screening for Breast Cancer Recommendations

Whatever your age, you should know what is normal for your breasts and tell your doctor if you notice any changes. Once you reach a certain age, you can also go for screening mammography, a low-dose x-ray. Mammography is the most reliable method of finding breast cancer.


http://www.cancer.ca/en/prevention-and-screening/early-detection-and-screening/screening/screening-for-breast-cancer/?region=on  

If you are 40 to 49: Talk to your doctor about your risk of breast cancer, along with the benefits and risks of mammography.

If you are 50 to 69: Have a mammogram every 2 years.

If you are 70 or older: Talk to your doctor about how often you should have a mammogram.

Research has shown that women who have mammograms regularly are less likely to have a false positive (when the test results suggest cancer when none is present). We also know that if you do have cancer, it is more likely to be detected when you have mammograms regularly.

Your doctor may also do a physical examination of your breasts (a clinical breast examination) to check for signs of cancer.

Information

This entry was posted on April 22, 2014 by in Research Updates and tagged .

Complementary and Alternative Therapies

CAMEO

Research in BC

The Injustices of Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer Canada

%d bloggers like this: