Why this is important: The National Cancer Institute recommends that women 40 years of age or older should have a mammogram every 1-2 years to screen for breast cancer. Spokane Regional Health District recommends a yearly screening. Mammograms are the best method to detect breast cancer early when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms.

Definition: Percent of women 40 years of age or older who have had a mammogram in the last year.

Data Source: Washington State Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, supported in part by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cooperative Agreement U58/SO000047-2 through 4 (2012-2014), NU58/DP006066-1 through 5 (2015-2019), NU58/DP006865-1 through 3 (2020-2022). Calculations and presentation of data by Spokane Regional Health District, Data Center.




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