Roswell Park Cancer Institute recommends that women have mammograms annually beginning at age 40. The use of breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be used, in addition to mammograms, in women who are at a high risk of developing breast cancer. Women at high risk include those with a very strong family history of breast cancer, especially in young women in the family; those with a known gene mutation associated with breast or ovarian cancer and/or some other factors. Screening MRI is not appropriate nor of value for most women in the general population.
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