Mammography screening reduces mortality from breast cancer (BC) through early detection; however, the optimal age for initiation of screening among US women at average risk for BC is controversial. Personal BC history is a well-documented risk factor for developing a new breast tumor, with rates ranging from 0.25% to 1% per year.1 An annual screening mammogram is therefore incorporated into BC survivorship plans unless the patient has undergone a bilateral mastectomy2,3
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Bensenhaver JM, Perez Martinez AP, Albert PG, Hawley ST, Petersen LF, Newman LA. Trends in Mammography Use Among Women Aged 40 to 49 Years With a History of Breast Cancer. JAMA Surg. 2018;153(12):1153–1154. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.2690
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