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Mammogram Screening Guidelines

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. 



Author
Allison Amore, DO, FACOOG Allison Amore, D.O., F.A.C.O.O.G. is a Board-Certified OB-Gyn physician who joined Premier OB-Gyn in 2018. Dr. Amore is originally from Groveland, Massachusetts, a small town north of Boston. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Davidson College in North Carolina and earned her Master of Science degree from Tufts University in Boston. She received her doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2014. She was elected Chief Resident of the University of Central Florida’s Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Osceola Medical Center. She is a huge Disney fan and can be found exploring Walt Disney World during her time off.

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