Columbus CEO: Breast Testing Recommendations Result in Lack of Consensus Among Experts
There are multiple guidelines from many different organizations about the right time for women to begin screening mammograms.
OhioHealth recommends women follow the current National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines below. Mammography has proven to save lives through early detection.
- Screening mammogram beginning at age 40 for all women
- An annual clinical breast exam by a doctor
- Monthly breast self exams
- Specific mammogram screening guidelines can be discussed with your OhioHealth physician
Women should talk to their doctors about the screening that is right for their individual needs. Women at high risk for breast cancer may need more frequent or earlier mammogram screening.
Recently, Columbus CEO reporter Kristin Campbell spoke with Deepa Halaharvi, DO, breast surgeon with OhioHealth Breast and Cancer Surgeons, about the guidelines and the importance of mammography. You can read the article by clicking on the Columbus CEO logo.