Advanced Ob/GYN Blog

When should I have a screening mammogram?

Currently, screening mammography remains the most useful tool for breast cancer detection and consistently has demonstrated a reduction in breast cancer mortality.  The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends offering screening mammography to average-risk women beginning at age 40 and annual or biennial screening mammography based on the patient’s preference between the potential benefits of early detection versus the harms of testing.

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