Thinking Pink Raises Awareness, Taking Action with Regular Mammograms Saves Lives
• 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 mammograms
or switch to every other year 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 are not up to date on your mammogram, now is the time to schedule
it. Speak with your healthcare provider and encourage the women in your
life to do the same.
For questions call the Cancer Institute at 985.493.4008.