Breast Examination

A breast examination is included in your annual exam at About Women OB-GYN. Your clinician will also discuss other important aspects of breast health based on your age and medical history. This may include recommending a monthly breast self-exam beginning at age 20 and an annual mammogram beginning at age 40.

Some women have factors in their personal or family medical history that put them at higher risk for breast cancer. For women at higher risk, additional measures, such as other types of screenings in conjunction with the annual mammogram, may be recommended.