Mammogram Screening Guidelines
Mammograms are a life saving tool that helps detect breast cancer. Breast cancer is the leading cause of non-skin cancer in individuals with breasts worldwide. There are many different guidelines that can be used for when and who to screen for breast cancer. Here at Premier Ob/Gyn we follow the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines. A summary of these guidelines can be found below.
Age 40-49 (usually at age 40): Screening mammogram every 1-2 years (usually once a year)
Age 50-75: Screening mammogram every year
Annual screening mammograms may stop at age 75, or when life expectancy is less than 10 years
Please keep in mind these guidelines are only for those at average risk. If you have a family history of breast or other gynecological cancer or have any concerns, please call your provider for additional guidance.