Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendations

 

Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

The American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines or the early detection of breast cancer in asymptomatic women are:

  1. Women 30 years of age and older should perform breast self examination every month
  2. Women 20-39 should have a physical examination of the breast every three years, performed by a health care professional such as a physician, physician assistant, nurse or nurse practitioner
  3. Women 40 and older should have a physical examination of the breast every year, performed by a health care professional such as a physician, physician assistant, nurse or nurse practitioner
  4. Women 40 years of age and older should have a mammogram every year

For more information, see the American Cancer Society website

 

Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendations

  • American Cancer Society recommends that all women begin yearly Pap tests and pelvic examinations within 3 years of becoming sexually active, but no later than age 21.
  • If a woman over age 30 has had three satisfactory negative annual Pap tests in a row, this test may be done less often at the judgment of a woman’s health care provider.

For more information, see the American Cancer Society website.

Updated Wednesday, 05-Mar-2014 11:24:37 CST