Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women and the second most common cause of cancer death in white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.
Regular mammograms are the best tool doctors have to find breast cancer early. A mammogram can show early signs of cancer long before you or your doctor can feel or see changes. When breast cancer is found and treated early, many women go on to live a long and healthy life. If you are age 40 years or older, get screened every one to two years.
For information on low- or no cost mammography screening, contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at (888) 842-6355 or visit their Web site at www.cdc.gov.