Breast Health: Mammogram Guidelines – Essentia Health

Breast Health: Mammogram Guidelines – Essentia Health


[MUSIC PLAYING] PAM LINCOLN: Here
at Essentia Health, we recommend women aged 40 to
75 have mammograms every year. And at age 75, they chat with
their primary care provider to decide how often
they should have them. There are things we can
do as women to decrease our risk of breast cancer. Healthy body weight,
exercising regularly, alcohol in moderation,
and not smoking are all things that we can
do to decrease our risk. We encourage breast
self-awareness, which is knowing what your
breasts look like, knowing what they feel like,
so if there’s a change, you’ll notice quickly. Mammograms are really important. We want to find
breast cancers early. We know when we find them early,
they are more easily treated and they have a much
higher survival rate. If you have any questions
about how often you should have mammograms or when
you should start them, chat with your
primary care provider.

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