Fact #4

A clinical breast exam is an important way to check for Beast cancer.


"I make sure to make an appointment to have my breasts checked.  It doesn't take long and it makes me feel better.


Have Mammograms

A mammorgram is an X-ray of the breast.  it is the best test we have for finding breast cancer.   It can find breast cancer when it is very small, even too small to feel.

  • Have a mammogram every year starting at age 40

  • If you are under 40 and have breast cancer in your family or are worried about your breasts, talk with your doctor.


After you have had your mammogram, you should get the results within 10 days.  If you don't, call your doctor or clinic. 


Medicare and most insurance plans cover mammorgrams.