Screening Mammography is recommended every year for women with average risk factors beginning at age 40 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American College of Radiology (ACR)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) advises women who have had breast cancer and those who are at increased risk due to a family history of breast cancer to seek expert medical advice about the frequency of mammographic screening and whether they should begin screening before age 40. Women determined to be at a high lifetime risk for developing breast cancer may also benefit from additional screening with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the breast.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the U.S
Breast cancer screening has been shown to decrease cancer deaths due to a breast malignancy and to improve outcome by detecting the cancerous tumors at their earliest stages, decreasing the risk of fatality associated with breast cancer.
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