When should women start getting checked for breast cancer? Here is what medical experts recommend.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
News 12's Angelica Toruno spoke with medical experts to get the breakdown on when women should start getting checked and how important it is to follow through.
The recommendation from Dr. Mehra Golshan, deputy chief medical officer at Yale Cancer Center, is to start getting mammograms at 40, and to do it yearly.
Early detection can help get a better outcome, experts say.
News 12 and Spectrum News NY1 are collaborating on a program to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month airing on Oct. 30 at 9 p.m. The 30-minute special will highlight cutting-edge research taking place in the tri-state area as well as underscore the importance of breast cancer prevention and detection.
Guides and resources:
- Learn about the 7 common symptoms and signs of breast cancer
- Resources to help those facing breast cancer, and their loved ones
- American Cancer Society’s guidelines for early detection of breast cancer
- Self-exam: 11 steps to check for breast cancer
- 8 places to get low-cost or free mammograms
- Getting a mammogram for the first time? Here are 19 things you should expect
- Breast cancer risks: What it means to have dense breasts