Mary T. Sachs Breast Center • Comprehensive, Caring Breast Services
Taking Care of Your Breasts
One out of every eight woman is likely to develop breast cancer during her lifetime. The earlier breast cancer is detected, the more promptly and successfully it can be treated. Most women treated early for breast cancer will be free of it for the rest of their lives.
Following a few simple steps - monthly breast self-examination, an annual clinical breast exam by a health professional, together with having a screening test called a mammogram - can make a difference to your future health.
The American Cancer Society recommends that women have a baseline mammogram between the ages of 35 and 40, then have one every year beginning at age 40. Women with a personal or family history of breast cancer should consult their physicians about how to manage their risk.