Schedule your Mammogram

Take an active role in maintaining good breast health.

Make breast health a priority. Establish a pattern of routine mammography, have ongoing physical exams with your physician and be aware of any changes in your breast.

For tips on better care, better health and better living, call the RWJBarnabas Health's Call Center at 1-888-724-7123.

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What increases breast cancer risk? 

  • Risk increases with age 
  • Personal history of breast abnormalities or cancer 
  • Number of first-degree family members with breast or ovarian cancer 
  • Menopause at a late age 
  • Having had children later in life (after 30) or never having had a pregnancy 
  • Prior radiation therapy 
  • Exposure to Diethylstilbestrol (DES), given in the 1940s-60s to try to decrease the chance of miscarriages 
  • Dense breast tissue 
  • Alcohol consumption of two to five drinks daily 
  • Obesity, especially for women after menopause