Research shows that the incidence of breast cancer increases sharply around age 40. Mammography screening cuts the risk of dying from breast cancer nearly in half. Early breast cancer detection also enables less extensive surgery, fewer mastectomies, and less frequent or aggressive chemotherapy for any cancers found.
Doctors have agreed that the best fight against breast cancer is to be proactive. Talk to your doctor about annual screenings and self-examinations, and if you feel something out of the ordinary, no matter how small, give your doctor a call.