13 tips for your first mammogram

Janie Lee, MD was featured as an breast imaging expert source for a recent U.S. News & World Report Health article titled, “13 Tips for Your First Mammogram”.

Dr. Lee discussed the recently updated American College of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging guidelines, which are “focused on being more inclusive of all women at average risk, and especially for groups of women that were not specifically discussed in detail in previous guidelines. For example, the updated guidelines highlight that Black, Asian or Pacific Islander and Hispanic women are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer before age 50 than non-Hispanic white women.”

Dr Lee continues, “In addition, the updated guidelines highlight the LGBTQ community, who are less likely to present for breast cancer screening.” The new guidelines aim to increase screening mammography use among all women, especially those who have been receiving breast cancer screening at lower rates than other groups.

Additional tips from Dr. Lee and other clinical experts about getting a screening mammogram can be found here

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