Breast Cancer and Teens
The screening guidelines for women include:
1) Breast self-awareness (from late teens) - be familiar with how their breasts look and feel, reporting any changes to their doctors;
2) Clinical breast exam (age 20 to 39) - have a doctor exam breasts every one to three years;
3) Annual mammograms and clinical breast exams (age 40 and older) - yearly mammogram and clinical breast exam; and
4) Additional screening (if at increased risk and younger than 40) - for women with a family history of the disease or a genetic disposition.
Photo credit: merfam