Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. If you are 50 to 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a screening mammogram.
Are you worried about the cost? CDC offers free or low-cost mammograms and education about breast cancer. Find out if you qualify.
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Our “Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know” fact sheet [PDF-527KB] lists risk factors, symptoms, and screening recommendations.
Our “Breast Cancer: Know the Risks” infographic lists things that affect your chance of getting breast cancer.