What are the American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer screening guidelines?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Andrew C Miller, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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American Cancer Society (ACS) screening guidelines recommend the following: [84]

  • For women aged 40-44 years, the choice to begin annual breast cancer screening with mammography should be based on the potential risks/benefits and patient’s wishes.
  • For women aged 45-54 years, mammography should be completed annually.
  • For women aged 55 years and older, mammography should be completed every 2 years and continued until life expectancy falls below 10 years.

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