Sonnenalp Breast Center maintains support for annual screenings beginning at 40

21st December, 2015 by

By Krista Driscoll

EDWARDS — The American Cancer Society recently changed its long-standing guidelines for breast diagnostics, now advising women to begin a screening program at age 45, five years later than the previous recommendation. Additionally, the American Cancer Society is suggesting that primary-care physicians and patients collaborate to decide, based on personal and family history, when they feel screening should begin. We all know screening saves lives. The question is when to start and how long to screen.The experts at Sonnenalp Breast Center and Shaw Regional Cancer Center believe a tailored approach to screening is in the future; however at this point, …

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