Illinois Affiliate of the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization
Facts and Statistics
Approximately 1 in 7 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
Women aged 40 years or older should have a screening mammogram every 1-2 years.
Clinical Breast Examinations (CBE) should be part of a periodic health exam, about every three years for women in their 20s and 30s, and every year for women 40 and older.
Women at increased risk for breast cancer (i.e. family history, genetic tendency, past breast cancer) should talk with their health provider about benefits and limitations of early mammography, additional testing, and more frequent exams.
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