What Else Can I Do?
- If you are in your 40s or older, get a mammogram every 1 to 2 years.
- Ask your doctor or nurse to give you a clinical breast exam every year.
A woman's chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer is:
|By age 40||1 out of 257|
|By age 50||1 out of 67|
|By age 60||1 out of 36|
|By age 70||1 out of 28|
|By age 80||1 out of 24|
|Ever||1 out of 8|
Source: National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program, 1997