The ten year risk for breast cancer in a 40 year old woman is 1 in 69.

1 in 6 breast cancers occur in women aged 40-49.

40% of patient years of life saved by mammography are in women aged 40-49.

3/4 of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease and are not considered high risk.

Even for women 50+, skipping a mammogram every other year would miss up to 30% of cancers.

Mammography has helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the U.S. by nearly 1/3 since 1990.

Mammography Myths and Misconceptions

These videos address common breast cancer screening misconceptions to help women and their health care providers make better-informed screening decisions. View more videos that address mammography myths and misconceptions »

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Breast Density and You

How having dense breasts can affect your mammogram and breast cancer diagnosis. Available for download only.

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