Breast Health A breast exam is an integral part of your yearly exam.
If required, you can take advantage of mammography
services at centers convenient to your home or office. Women’s Health Now focuses on all aspects of breast health. Your physician at Women’s Health Now may refer you to a breast specialist for diagnostic services, such as ultrasound and biopsy, in addition to mammograms.
How to Perform a Monthly Breast Self-Exam While a breast exam is a part of your yearly exam, we encourage you
to follow the American Cancer Society's guidelines for monthly breast
self-exams for women 20 and older. The American Cancer Society
All women between 20 and 40 years old should have their breasts examined by a physician every three years and have an initial mammogram between 35 and 40.
Women over 40 should have a mammogram and a
physician's exam every year.
The best time to perform a monthly breast self-exam is 4 to 7 days after your menstrual period ends. If you no longer menstruate, choose a date you'll remember, such as the beginning or end of the month.