Since it’s a new year, it’s important to make plans for your next mammogram. Here are the recent guidelines from the American Cancer society:
Ultimately, consult with your physician to decide when to get a mammogram. There are many personal factors that may influence when to be screened, such as a family history of breast cancer. While there are potential risks involved with receiving radiation, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation states that the risks are subjective, while the benefits are objective–mammograms save lives!
To schedule a mammogram, The National Breast Cancer Foundation provides free mammograms through partner facilities via their National Mammography Program. Find a facility near you today.