To end the confusion surrounding when and how often a woman should get a mammogram.
Too many people/organizations are saying too many confusing, dangerous and
contradictory things about breast cancer screening.
There is danger in the confusion around screening mammography. The danger is the risk to a woman’s life.
Women need clear and accurate information with which to discuss mammography screening with their providers (shared decision-making).
Concerns include delaying or foregoing screening mammography which can lead to increased mortality.
The Society of Breast Imaging developed this whiteboard animation to end the confusion around when and how often women should get mammography screening. Take a few minutes to watch it and then share it.
Mammography news and information
Women in Pennsylvania who undergo breast cancer screening with the latest advance, three-dimensional mammography, will not be charged extra for it.
Gov. Wolf's office announced a new policy Monday under which insurers must cover all screening mammograms, including the 3-D versions, at no out-of-pocket cost to consumers.
Major medical organizations experienced in breast cancer care continue to recommend that women start getting annual mammograms at age 40. This approach saves many more lives than screening started at a later age or with less frequent exams.
For most women age 40 or older, getting a mammogram is a yearly ritual — kind of like paying taxes. You may not enjoy it, but you do it. Because there has long been one simple mantra: mammograms save lives.