Sinclair Cares: When to get a mammogram
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
It's a chance to remind people about the importance of early detection, and the best tool for that is a mammogram.
When you should start getting them and how often is up for debate.
Some doctors recommend starting at age 40, while the American Cancer Society recommends annual screenings starting at age 45.
Until there is a consensus, talk to your doctor about what's best for you.