A breast mammogram is a common screening option for breast cancer which uses low dose X-ray to produce images of the breast1.
Here’s a guide on how often you should get a breast mammogram based on your age2:
-If you’re aged between 50-74, get screened every 2 years.
-If you’re aged between 30-59 and are at high risk of breast cancer, get screened every year.
-If you’re aged 60 and above and are at high risk of breast cancer, get screened every two years.
Different people may show different symptoms, while some may not show any signs or symptoms at all. With regular screening, there’s a better chance of detecting the cancer early for timely treatment and consequently, a higher chance of survival.
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1. American Cancer Society. . Mammograms. Available athttps://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/screening-tests-and-early-detection/mammograms.html
2. Ministry of Health. Clinical Practice Guideline 2019 –Management of Breast Cancer (third edition). Available at https://www2.moh.gov.my/moh/resources/Penerbitan/CPG/Kanser/Breast%20Cancer/CPG_Management_of_Breast_Cancer_(Third_Edition)_130720.pdf. Last accessed 21 July 2021.