There are ways to improve your odds against getting breast cancer. A healthy diet and exercise get you off to a great start. So do yearly checkups and recommended screenings.
Some healthy-living tips may help lower your risk for breast cancer:
|Age||Professional breast exam||Mammogram|
|Under 40||Talk to your doctor. He or she will let you know if you need an exam.||Unless there is a high risk, most experts suggest against regular mammograms for young women.
Your doctor may ask you to get one. He or she will usually do this if there is a lump or other concerns.
|40 - 49||Many doctors suggest a yearly exam.||Some medical experts suggest a yearly mammogram. Others say it is optional for women in this age group.|
|50 - 75||Many doctors suggest a yearly exam.||Doctors suggest having one at least every 2 years.|
|75 and older||Talk to your doctor.|
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