Patient Education Tip of the Month: Breast Cancer Awareness

Share the Patient Education Tip of the Month with your patients. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The combination of mammography, regular breast exams by your health care professional, and awareness of changes in your breasts may be the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is more easily treated.

Women who are not at high risk of breast cancer should start breast cancer screening no earlier than age 40 and no later than age 50. Women at higher risk may be screened before age 40. Talk to your health care professional about the benefits and risks of mammography.

For more information, view ACOG’s patient FAQ on Mammography and Other Screening Tests for Breast Problems.

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