About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her life. For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.
This is why it is extremely important for women to get a mammogram screening regularly because early detection of breast cancer can save a life.
A mammogram is a low dose X-ray that produces a high quality picture of the breasts. It it used for screening in order to prevent breast cancer in a woman without any signs or symptoms.
Women between the ages of 40 – 49 should get a base-line mammogram at age 40 and discuss with their doctor how often they need a mammogram screening. Women between the ages of 50 – 74 should get a mammogram every one to two years as they are at a greater risk.
You can book a mammogram through LabFinder – an online booking platform that helps you find a testing center in a location that is convenient for you, keeping all of your results in one place.