Breast Cancer

ACS Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines

  • Women (40-44 years) have the option to start screening with a mammogram every year
  • Women (45-54 years) should get yearly mammograms
  • Women (> 55 years) choose to get a mammogram yearly or every other year
  • Screening should continue as long as in good health with a 10+ year life expectancy
  • Clinical and self breast exams not recommended for screening

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Staging

Stage 0Carcinoma in situ
– Presence of localized cancer cells
Stage 1Tumor < 2cm, no nodes, no mets
Stage 2Tumor 2-5 cm, 0-1 nodes, no mets
Stage 3Tumor > 5 cm, no nodes, no mets OR any size with more extensive lymph node involvement, no mets
Stage 4Any size with nodes and distant mets

Breast Cancer Treatment