Currently, there is a little controversy on when to start mammograms. Different organizations recommend different ages to start and how often to get a mammogram. In general, we follow ACOG guidelines, but the ultimate decision is up to you and your provider.

Not doing monthly self breast exams? That’s okay! New recommendations do not support monthly self-exams. Although breast self-examination is no longer recommended, evidence on the frequency of self-detection of breast cancer provides a strong rationale for breast self-awareness in the detection of breast cancer. Approximately 50% of cases of breast cancer in women 50 years and older and 71% of cases of breast cancer in women younger than 50 years are detected by women themselves. So if you notice a lump, let us know! But you don’t need to search for a lump every month.

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