Screening Recommendations

Breast Cancer Screening Recommendation

Breast cancer screening is important for all women. If you are at higher risk of breast cancer, you may need to be screened earlier and more often than women at average risk.

Breast cancer screening is only recommended for some men at very high risk due to an inherited gene mutation or a strong family history of breast cancer.


Screening Guidelines for Women with LCIS

There are special breast cancer screening guidelines for women with local carcinoma in situ (LCIS). LCIS is a risk factor for breast cancer therefore, according to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a woman with LCIS should:

  • Have a clinical breast exam every 6-12 months, starting at diagnosis
  • Have a mammogram every year starting at age 30
  • Talk with her doctor about screening with breast MRI every year starting at age 25

Learn more about LCIS—including LCIS and breast cancer risk, lowering risk and preventative surgery—here.

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