Mammography for Breast Cancer Screening in Average-risk Women

Mammography for Breast Cancer Screening in Average-risk Women

by Stephanie Meadows
Breast cancer is a leading cause of premature deaths among women in the United States. Nobody enjoys getting a mammogram, but statistics have shown the death rate of this disease has been reduced at least in part due to early detection. Your personal and family medical history can help determine whether you are at average risk or higher risk for breast cancer. It’s important to note, though, that most women who develop breast cancer do not have a family history of the disease.