"Compiled by the American Cancer Society"
Every year over 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer. American Cancer Society screening guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer vary depending on a woman’s age and risk, and include mammography and clinical breast examination (CBE).
This infographic illustrates findings from the Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2013-2014, that show the percentage of women 40 years of age and older who report having had a mammogram within the past 2 years has stabilized around 67%. Also highlighted are the groups of women least likely to have had a recent mammogram. Finally, steadily decreasing breast cancer death rates, due in part to improvements in screenings and treatment, are featured.
Special thank you to the American Cancer Society for producing and making this information available to all women.
SOURCE: American Cancer Society, 2014 American Cancer Society