An annual mammogram can save your life
The best way to beat breast cancer is to find it early. Nearly all women - 98 percent - survive breast cancer if it is found early, before it spreads. Mammography is the key to early detection. That's why Legacy Cancer Institute recommends annual mammograms starting at age 40.
It's important to start at age 40 because:
- Nearly one in five Legacy breast cancer patients are under 50
- Breast cancer is less common in younger women, but it tends to be faster-growing. A new study has found that women in their 40s face a higher risk of death when cancers aren't found early. Mammograms find cancers before they can be felt.