Screening for Breast Cancer
Cancer screening is testing done on people who may be at risk of getting cancer, but who have no symptoms and generally feel fine. Cancer screening tests are not meant to diagnose cancer. Instead, they help determine which people are more likely to have cancer or get cancer in the future.
Regular screening is important because it can find cancer early, when treatment has a better chance of working. Research shows that women ages 50 to 74 who get screened regularly with mammography can lower their chance of dying from breast cancer.
Talk to your family doctor or nurse practitioner about your breast screening options.