Breast Cancer Screening
Talk to your doctor about getting a mammogram
What is a breast cancer screening?
- Checking your breasts for cancer before there signs and symptoms of the disease.
- Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early.
- A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast.
What are the symptoms?
- New lump in the breast or armpit.
- Thickening or swelling of part of the breast.
- Irritation or dimpling of breast skin.
- Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast.
- Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area.
- Nipple discharge, other than breast milk, including blood.
- Any change in the size or shape of the breast.
- Pain in the breast.
- Getting older, most breast cancers diagnosed after age 50.
- Early menstrual periods, women who start periods before age 12
- Inherited genetics.
- Taking birth control pills.
- Never giving birth.
- Being over age 30 when your first child is born.
- Being overweight after menopause.
- Family history of breast cancer.
- Starting menopause (no more monthly periods) after age 55.
- Drinking alcohol in excess.
Men can also get breast cancer
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