One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. The biggest risk factors for breast cancer is age and gender.
When found early, there are more treatment options and the 5-year survival rate is 99%. The best, most effective tool for finding breast cancer early is a mammogram, which is a low-dose X-ray of the breast.
Starting at age 40, women at average risk should begin annual mammography. For women at higher risk, earlier screenings may be needed based on your doctor's recommendation.
Note: Though breast cancer can occur in both women and men, this health risk assessment is designed to check risk in women. If you're a man who is concerned about breast cancer, talk to your doctor about your risk.
Breast Cancer Assessment