For women, breast exams using mammography after 40 years old is recommended.
If you are 18 to 39 years old, talk to their primary care provider and ask for a Formal Risk Assessment to see if any screening is needed. Make sure your care provider is giving you a breast exam starting at age 25.
It’s also a good idea to be familiar with how your breasts look and feel so you can report any changes to your care provider.
If you are 75 and older, a mammogram is recommended every year if life expectancy is greater than five to seven years (based on age or multiple chronic conditions determined by your doctor).