Breast cancer screening exams help find breast cancer at a early stage.  When found early, the chances for successfully treating the disease are greatest.  Along with regular exams, practice awareness.  This means you should stay familiar with your breasts.  That way you’ll notice changes, like a new lump or mass.  Then report them to your doctor without delay.   The screening recommendations apply to most women.  Age 25 to39: Clinical breast exam every one to three years (A health care provider checks for lumps or other changes.)  Age 40 and older:  Clinical breast exam every year, mammogram every year.

Source:  MD Anderson Cancer Center  2019