The American Cancer Society (ACS) released its new breast cancer screening guidelines, raising the recommended age for beginning annual screening from 40 to 45, and endorsing biennial screenings beginning at age 55. In addition, the new guidelines suggest physicians should forgo clinical breast exams for women of any age.
I have an admittedly biased opinion about these recommendations. My breast cancer was found by a routine annual screening mammogram. I had a very low risk of developing breast cancer.