For the general population, a baseline mammogram is recommended between the age of 35 and 40 years and annually thereafter following the NCCN guidelines.
If there is a maternal history of breast cancer, screening for daughters should begin 10 years before the age at which the mother was diagnosed. If the mother was diagnosed at age 40, screening should begin at age 30 for daughters.
If there is a history of lymphoma with mantle radiation, the risk of breast cancer increases and these patients should start mammographic screening earlier. Annual screening mammography is recommended 8 years following completion of chest irradiation but not before the age of 25.
Bone density exams:
Every two years after the age of 40.
Discuss these recommendations with your physicians. Those with individual risk factors may need to begin exams earlier.
To learn more about screening recommendations, look at our videos below with Dr. Lisa Loring.