It all depends on your age and level of risk.

When to Screen

Breast cancer screening can help find breast cancer early, when the chances of survival are highest.

How we’re helping

Thanks in part to Susan G. Komen®’s investment in research in early detection and treatment, breast cancer mortality (death) in women in the U.S. declined 41 percent from 1989-2018 [150].

Breast cancer screening recommendations for women

Breast cancer screening recommendations for women at average risk

Breast cancer screening recommendations for women at higher than average risk

Breast cancer screening recommendations for men

Breast cancer screening recommendations for men at higher than average risk

Women Should Have Access to and Coverage for Mammography

Susan G. Komen® believes all women should have access to regular screening mammograms when they and their health care providers decide it is best based on their personal risk of breast cancer. In addition, screening should be covered by insurance companies, government programs and other third-party payers. Read more.

Updated 06/15/21

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