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The American Cancer Society released its current breast cancer screening guideline for women at average risk in October, Here are some answers to questions people might ask about it. The biggest change in the current guideline is that we now recommend that women at average risk for breast cancer start annual screening with mammograms at age 45, instead of age 40 which was the starting age in our previous guideline.
BreastScreen WA is a free screening mammography service for women. It is an important health check for women aged 50—74 years but women from age 40 years or over may attend. This information should answer some of the questions you may have about screening mammography if you have a relative who had breast cancer.
If you have a query about breast cancer or breast health, just want to talk things through or find more support, our breast care nurses are only at the end of a telephone line. We provide tailored information and specialist support to anyone affected by breast cancer or with queries about breast health. We hope that by offering accurate information and the chance to talk openly in a safe and confidential space, our callers feel more informed, more confident about making decisions and more supported with what they are going through.
Each material has a wealth of knowledge to assist you in understanding breast cancer. In addition, many of our educational materials are available in Spanish, and some materials are available in other languages. You can find these materials on the Translated Materials page. The signs of breast cancer are not the same for all women.
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