Breast Cancer Screening
We endorse the ACOG (American College of OB/GYN) and ACS (American Cancer Society) Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening, which is yearly mammograms for Women ages 40 and above, as well as yearly clinical breast exams in our office.
We also recommend periodic self breast exams to all of our patients, regardless of age.
We work with BID-Plymouth’s Breast Center and often refer our younger patients who may be at higher risk for Breast Cancer there, as well as someone who may have an abnormal mammogram or exam finding.
• How to do a self breast exam: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/moreinformation/breastcancerearlydetection/breast-cancer-early-detection-acs-recs-bse
• Breast cancer and early detection: http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003165-pdf.pdf
Written by Hope Bouldin-Currier, CNM