Be proactive

Don't forget your routine mammogram.

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To give yourself the best chance at staying healthy, talk to your doctor about when and how often you should get a mammogram. Routine mammograms may detect breast cancer early, when it’s easier to treat, which is definitely a plus1. That’s why regular screenings are such a good idea.

The American Cancer Society recommends the following2:

  • Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screenings with mammograms (X-rays of the breast) if they wish to do so.
  • Women ages 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year.
  • Women 55 and older should switch to getting mammograms every 2 years, or can continue yearly screening.

Staying in good health may reduce your risk

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the CDC, says that many factors can influence your breast cancer risk. While knowing your family history is important, most women who get breast cancer do not have a family connection to the disease. To reduce your risk for the disease, the CDC recommends the following3:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Exercising regularly
  • Getting plenty of rest
  • Limiting or eliminating alcoholic drinks

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