The American Cancer Society recently changed its recommendations for breast cancer screening, recommending annual mammograms for women age 45 and older. Previously the age was 40.
According to the American Cancer Society, at age 30, 1 in 227 women will develop breast cancer.
Also, at age 41, 1 in 68 and at age 50, 1 in 42. The numbers continue to grow as you get older.
In general, 1 in 8 US women will develop breast cancer.
In response to these new recommendations, several doctors disagree, including Dr. Elisa Port, chief of breast surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York!