The most commonly discussed women’s imaging topic is what is the best time for women to undergo their first mammogram. Since breast screenings are the first step to fighting breast cancer, mammography plays an important role in finding breast cancer during its early stages and successfully treating it. Breast Cancer Awareness starts knowing when to start scheduling annual mammogram screenings.
The American Cancer Society used to recommend that women start getting annual mammograms at age 40, but this recommendation has recently been changed to recommend that women begin annual mammograms starting at age 45. Also, recently the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force reviewed the latest research findings on the subject and currently recommends that women begin regular mammography screening at age 50, with a frequency of once every two years rather than annually.