When Should You Get A Mammogram? Depends Whom You Ask
The American Cancer Society released new guidelines for yearly mammograms. It now recommends women wait until age 45 to start annual checks.By Katie Link | October 20, 2015
The American Cancer Society bumped up the recommended age for women to start having regular mammograms Tuesday — from 40 to 45.
In addition, ACS recommends women start having a mammogram every other year after age 55 rather than every year.
These revised guidelines come more than a decade after the ACS last updated recommendations. Doctors say new research has illuminated the potential downsides of screenings.