Women's Health

Common Questions About Breast Cancer Screening & Risk Factors


Ear­ly detec­tion is crit­i­cal and breast exams are your first line of defense against breast can­cer. Per­form­ing self-exams, com­plet­ing an annu­al clin­i­cal breast exam and screen­ing mam­mog­ra­phy can iden­ti­fy changes in your breasts ear­ly on when they are most treat­able. If you are unsure of how to per­form a breast exam at home, a provider can offer you guid­ance at your next appoint­ment or screen­ing. Obstetrician/​Gynecologist (OB/GYN) and mem­ber of our High Risk Breast Clin­ic, Shaun­da Chin-Bonds, DO, answers com­mon ques­tions about risk fac­tors, fam­i­ly his­to­ry and when to begin screen­ing for breast cancer.