Take Advantage of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center’s newly expanded Mammography Services downtown!
Vicki Shanklin, Operations Manager – OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center – Centers for Breast Health explains the details.
Women over 40 should talk with their health care provider on when the best time is to begin annual mammograms.
If there is a strong family history of breast cancer, a mammogram may be ordered at an earlier age.
Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) as part of a periodic (regular) health exam by their health care provider, preferably every three years.
Breast self-exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s.
Women should report any breast changes to their health professional right away.