Women ages 40 to 44 should start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist advocate for the use of mammogram screening annually. A woman's risk factors will directly impact the timing, frequency, and type of breast cancer screening that should be used.
If you believe you do have risk factors, but no family history of the disease, you can arrange additional screenings with your doctor if he or she thinks it is necessary. Prevention is the ultimate armor. Ultimately, the deciding factor is up to the individual approach.
Once per year-rationale: yearly mammograms should begin at age 40 and continue for as long as the woman is in good health. if health risks exist, such as family history, genetic tendency, or past breast cancer, more frequent examinations may be necessary.client needs category: health promotion and maintenanceclient needs subcategory: nonecognitive level: knowledgereference: american cancer society. american cancer society guidelines for early detection of cancer, 2006. [online]. available: https://caonline.amcancersoc.org/cgi/content/full/56/1/11. [2007, january 8].