Stay in control of your health and schedule your mammogram today

Screening mammograms (X-rays of the breasts) are the single most effective tool in the early detection of breast cancer and are proven to save lives. With early detection, the five-year survival rate is nearly 100%.

Early detection enables doctors to implement a treatment plan before symptoms begin, resulting in a better outcome.

Know your genetic cancer risk

Talk to your primary care provider if you have a family history of cancer or other risk factors for breast cancer.

When you seek a regular mammogram screening, you’ll have the option of taking a genetic cancer risk assessment for many types of cancers.

OSF HealthCare breast cancer screening guidelines:

Under 40

If you have a family history of breast cancer or other high-risk factors, your doctor may recommend a screening mammogram before age 40.


For women who have no family history and no other high-risk factors, discussions with your doctor about getting a screening mammogram and how often should begin at age 40.

Over 50

Women over the age of 50 should continue getting mammograms either yearly or every other year, depending on how often your doctor recommends.

Over 75

Women over the age of 75 should continue with regular mammograms as long as you are in good health.


Breast cancer deaths have declined since 1990 thanks to early detection, better screening, increased awareness and new treatment options.

As a result, women who are regularly screened for breast cancer have a 47% lower risk of dying from the disease compared to those who aren’t.

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Scheduling Options:

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Risk Assessments

Because breast cancer screening guidelines change as medicine advances, it can be tough to know what screenings to have or what level of risk you may be at.

Both our online breast cancer risk assessment and our in-person genetic cancer risk assessment equip you with information to discuss with your primary care provider or our genetics experts for developing a plan of action that is right for you.

Online Assessment

Online Assessment

A breast cancer risk assessment is an online questionnaire to estimate your risk and identify what your risk factors may be.

In-person Assessment

In-person Assessment

During your mammogram appointment, you may be asked to take the in-person genetic cancer risk assessment, which only takes a few minutes to complete. It indicates whether you have a higher risk for developing breast cancer and other types of cancer due to your genetics.