Breast cancer screening can help find breast cancer early, when the chances of survival are highest.
Breast cancer screening is important for all women, but women at higher than average risk may need breast cancer screening earlier and more often than women at average risk.
Breast cancer screening is not recommended for most men. However, some men at higher than average risk should get screened.
Most women have an average risk of getting breast cancer.
Screening recommendations for women at average risk vary by age. Learn more.
There are special breast cancer screening recommendations for some women at higher than average risk.
If you're at higher risk of breast cancer, talk with your health care provider about which screening options are right for you. Learn more.
Breast cancer screening is only recommended for some men at higher than average risk due to an inherited gene mutation or a strong family history. Learn more.
Facts for Life: Breast Cancer Detection
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