Breast MRI and Mammography

Some women are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer than others because of family history of the disease. Women with a family history of breast cancer are advised to take extra precautions and preventive measures. While physicians suggest that all women start screening for breast cancer via mammograms every year from the age of 40 onwards, women who are more at risk due to genetic predisposition are advised to start screening from 35 years of age onwards or even increase the frequency of screening from once a year to once every six months.