Centers & Services

Don't Be the ONE Out of Eight Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Reduce Your Risk with Regular Mammograms

One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. While we may have no control over who and when breast cancer strikes, we can reduce our risk with early detection.

Mammograms are the best tool for early detection

• Begin screening mammograms between ages 40 and 44

• Continue annual mammograms from ages 45 to 54

• At age 55, women of average risk can continue annual or switch to biennial mammograms depending on preference

• Screening should continue as long as a woman is in good health and expects to live another 10 years or more

If you've delayed your healthcare due to COVID-19, it's important to not let something routine, such as mammogram, become something serious, like cancer.

For questions or to schedule a mammogram, call the Cancer Institute at 985.493.4008.