Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines
There is much confusion today for women regarding the different recommendations for screening mammography. At Jupiter Medical Center’s Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center and the Niedland Breast Screening Center, we are dedicated to finding breast cancer early, offering women access to leading-edge technologies. We all know that the earlier breast cancer is detected, the better the chance for survival.
Every major American medical organization experienced in breast care recommends that women start getting annual mammograms at age 40. Because one in six breast cancers occur in women in their 40s, studies show that regular mammograms cut breast cancer deaths by approximately one third in all women 40 and over. Plus, 75 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer had no family history or factors that put them at high risk.
We follow the American Cancer Society’s screening guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer:
Don’t wait. Schedule your mammogram today! If you are over age 40, you do not need a prescription to have a mammogram; you may self-refer. The Affordable Care Act mandates screening mammography as a covered benefit (no copay or deductibles). Contact your insurance carrier for your plan’s benefits. We accept all major insurances and private pay rates.
To schedule a mammogram, call 561-263-4414.