Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines


We understand there are many different breast cancer screening recommendations. This can be confusing. If you are at average risk for breast cancer, talk with your health care provider to determine what is best for you.

Swedish Cancer Institute endorses the guidelines of the American Cancer Society, which recommend that women ages 40 and older:

  • Obtain annual breast cancer screening mammograms
  • Have an annual clinical breast exam
  • Consider performing regular self-breast exams

Women with a higher-than-average risk of breast cancer should meet with a specialist at a high-risk clinic to develop an individualized breast cancer screening plan.