Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breasts are important, but so is the rest of you!

Dr Sue Breast Cancer, Womens Health Leave a Comment

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month for women as well as men. Pink abounds on posters, T-shirts, wristbands, and football cleats. There are multiple agencies and medical organizations with varying recommendations on how often and at what age women, in particular, should be screened for breast cancer with mammography. The United States Preventative Task Force recommends women age 50 to 74 have biennial mammogram screening. The American Cancer Society guidelines state women of “average risk” begin screening mammograms between age 40 and 44 years. Women between the ages of 45 and 54 should have a mammogram yearly, and those 55 and older should undergo a mammogram every two years. Men, on the other hand, should undergo testing if they are …