Five Minutes or Less for Health Weekly Tip: Check for Breast Cancer

check for breast cancerBreast cancer is one of the most common cancers among American women, and is also one of the leading causes of cancer deaths.

The best way to detect breast cancer is with a mammogram. Women should have mammograms every two years from age 50-74 years old. If you are 40 to 49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a mammogram. Also talk to your doctor if you have any symptoms or changes in your breast, or if breast cancer runs in your family.

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Page last reviewed: September 30, 2015