ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – How often should a woman get a mammogram? A new study says it all depends on her medical history and breast density.
A study found in the Annals of Internal Medicine concludes that a woman’s breast density should influence the frequency with which she is screened for breast cancer.
Current recommendations suggest women between 50- and 74-years-old be screened every other year, but SLU Care breast radiologist and director of breast imaging for SSM Health Dr. Debbie Bennett says “There is a smaller population of women who have dense breasts and who are increased risk for breast cancer.”
Women with denser breasts are encouraged to be screened annually.
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