CHICAGO (WLS) -- There's a renewed push this October for women to get screened for Breast Cancer.
The push is timely as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Dr. Julie Wescler, a breast surgeon at Cook County Health, discussed the importance of screenings Monday morning.
RELATED: 'It is heartbreaking': Doctors, non-profit leaders concerned about lack of cancer screenings during COVID-19
"Women should start screening mammograms no later than age 50," she said.
Wescler said it is important for women to discuss certain risk factors with their doctor.
RELATED: Thrift shop with a mission: ELLAS helps Latina women in Pilsen get health services for breast cancer
"If you notice a change in what is normal to you, then you really should seek out a doctor and discuss that," Wescler said.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings renewed push for screenings