NBC4: Talking About Breast Health
With the recent death of actress Kelly Preston from breast cancer, it may be a reminder for some women to schedule their mammogram. NBC4 invited Natalie Jones, MD, a breast and melanoma surgeon and chair of the OhioHealth Breast Health Program, to talk about the importance of early detection.
"We do emphasize the importance of self exam, but also getting that baseline screening mammogram at age 35, and then yearly at age 40 is very important," Dr. Jones told NBC4 anchor Darlene Hill.
OhioHealth recommends women follow the current National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines below.
- 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
Mammography has proven to save lives through early detection.
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.
To find an OhioHealth mammography location convenient for you, please click here.