Glens Falls Hospital

100 Park Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801 518.926.1000

Breast Screening Guidelines

Mammography

Annual mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early. Have a mammogram every year if you are age 40 or older. If you have a history of breast cancer in your family, discuss a personal mammography screening schedule with your health care provider.

Clinical breast exam

Between ages 20 and 39, have a clinical breast exam conducted by your health care provider at least every 3 years. After age 40, have a clinical breast exam conducted by your health care provider every year.

Breast self-examination

Ask your health care provider to teach you the proper way to do a thorough breast self-exam. Beginning at age 20, examine your own breasts regularly so that you will notice any changes. If you find any lumps, thickenings or changes, tell your doctor right away.

Free Screenings for the Uninsured

Glens Falls Hospital provides a New York State Department of Health Cancer Services Program grant that funds breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings and follow-up testing at no cost for uninsured women and men ages 40 - 64. If you or someone you love is without health insurance, call today at
1-800-882-0121 or (518) 926-6570.