Women's Health

In Historic First, Woman Is Cured of Stage 4 Breast Cancer

Only 50% of women over 40 are getting mammograms every year

Mammograms are an important screening method for breast cancer, and the American Cancer Society strongly recommends women start getting them at age 45 (earlier if it runs in the family).

However, despite the urgency, only 50% of women in 2015 reported having a mammogram within the past year, and 64% in the last 2 years.

Not all breast cancers are detected by a mammogram, so depending on your situation and breast tissue, other screening methods might be recommended. Always be transparent with your OBGYN and with whoever is conducting your mammogram.