Taya Kevwitch is the Project Coordinator, Marketing and Information Technology at RIA and Invision Sally Jobe
June 16, 2020breast exam, Mammogram, screenings
Screening Guidelines For You
The following are just some of the advised screenings. We have a comprehensive list of services we provide to make your life as full and healthy as possible.
“Women may do a monthly breast self-exam. However, experts do not agree about the benefits of breast self-exams in finding breast cancer or saving lives. Talk to your provider about what is best for you. You should contact your provider immediately if you notice a change in your breasts, whether or not you do self-exams. Your provider may do a clinical breast exam as part of your preventive exam.”
“Women ages 40 to 49 may have a mammogram every 1 to 2 years. However, not all experts agree about the benefits of having a mammogram when women are in their 40s. Talk to your provider about what is best for you. Women ages 50 to 75 should have a mammogram every 1 to 2 years depending on their risk factors, to check for breast cancer. Women with a mother or sister who had breast cancer at a younger age should consider yearly mammograms. They should begin earlier than the age at which their youngest family member was diagnosed.”
“All women over age 50 with fractures should have a bone density test (DEXA scan). If you are under age 65 and have risk factors for osteoporosis, you should be screened.”
Please let us know if you have questions or would like to make an appointment at 720-493-3700.
(Guidelines provides by – https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007467.htm)