“Do I Need To Get A Mammography Screening Every Year?”
One of the most common questions that women aged 40 and over ask their physicians is if it is necessary for them to get a mammography screening every year. Each year in the United States, 1 in every 8 women develop invasive breast cancer. A mammography screening is the single, most crucial weapon to detect breast cancer in its earliest and most curable stage.
Guidelines established by the American College of Radiology and the American Cancer Society state that every woman must begin getting a yearly mammography screening at age 40 and continue to do so for as long as they remain in good health, regardless of whether or not there is a family history of breast cancer.
The greatest risk to women who do not get an annual mammography screening is that breast cancer can develop and reside in breast tissue and may not be found at an early stage, which can reduce the effectiveness of treatment options and can lead to a higher risk of fatality.
A woman who had a normal mammogram reading this year may not have a normal reading next year or the year after.
A yearly comparison of breast images provides the most accurate analysis of breast health and allows radiologists to detect the slightest changes in breast tissue to rule out breast malignancies and other abnormalities.
Little Silver Mammography & HerSpace offers flexible scheduling options to ensure that we can accommodate each of our patients and provide them with the most stress-free mammography screening with same day results.