Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health

Do I need a mammogram?

The ACS suggests women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health. Mammograms are the most accurate single method of detecting cancer of the breast in its very early stages, when it is most curable.

If a woman or man at any age notes any of the following changes, she or he should report to a physician, who may order a mammogram or additional diagnostic testing:

  • Detection of a lump
  • Nipple discharge
  • Swelling
  • Skin irritation or dimpling
  • Nipple pain
  • Nipple turning inward
  • Redness or scaliness
Schedule a mammogram