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When To Start Your Mammogram Screening

Despite some variance in the guidelines, these medical organizations affirm that if you and your doctor agree, 40 is the appropriate age to start screening.

THE EXPERTSMINIMUM AGE TO STARTHOW OFTEN
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 40 Every Year
American College of Radiology/Society of Breast Imaging 40 Every Year
American Medical Association 40 Every Year
National Comprehensive Cancer Network 40 Every Year
American Cancer Society 40 (Individual Choice) 45-54 (Every year)
55-On (Every 1-2 years)
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force 40 (Individual Choice) 50-74 (Every 2 years)


ACOG:
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists | https://www.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Practice-Bulletins/Committee-on-Practice-Bulletins-Gynecology/Breast-Cancer-Risk-Assessment-and-Screening-in-Average-Risk-Women

ACR/SBI: American College of Radiology/Society of Breast Imaging | http://www.jacr.org/article/S1546-1440(09)00480-3/fulltext | https://www.acr.org/About-Us/Media-Center/Position-Statements/Position-Statements-Folder/20161005-ACR-Position-Statement-on-Screening-Mammography-and-Health-Care-Coverage | https://www.acr.org/About-Us/Media-Center/Press-Releases/2015-Press-Releases/20151020-ACR-SBI-Recommend-Mammography-at-Age-40

AMA: American Medical Association | http://www.breastcancer.org/research-news/20120621

NCCN: National Comprehensive Cancer Network | NCCN Guidelines Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis Draft Guidance pdf v 1.2015 07/15/15

ACS: American Cancer Society | http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/moreinformation/breastcancerearlydetection/breast-cancer-early-detection-acs-recs | http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/breast-cancer-screening-with-3-d-technology-finds-more-cancers

USPSTF: US Preventive Services Task Force | http://annals.org/aim/article/2480757/screening-breast-cancer-u-s-preventive-services-task-force-recommendation

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