The survey found the following top reasons women don’t get annual mammograms:
Not knowing that age and smoking are risk factors (62% and 56%).
Not getting around to it (34%)
Having a normal mammogram in the past (21%)
Not having a family history of breast cancer (17%)
“Everyone’s breast cancer risk is different. Educating yourself about your own risk is key to catching it early,” said Stephanie Johnson, director of the MedStar Health High-Risk Breast Cancer Program, in a statement released by the organization.