For women of average risk level for breast cancer, preventive measures and screenings fall into two basic divisions, based on age.
For women with various factors that increase breast cancer risk, or who have dense breast tissue, the primary care physician may recommend additional measures, such as:
The most important takeaway is that it is crucial, at any age, to keep your primary care physician fully informed about any issues in your personal or family medical history that may affect your breast cancer risk. This will help your physician develop a prevention and screening plan that meets your individual needs.
For details, visit the American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer: Early Detection page.