BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

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The American Cancer Society:  ACS recommend yearly mammogram screening.  Starting at the age of 45.  The United States Preventive Service task force (USPSTF) believe women between the age 50 and 74 should have a mammogram every two years.


If you have a family history of breast cancer you are encourage to have a mammogram yearly.

All adult women should do self-exams at least once a month.

1. Lying flat
2. In front of a mirror
3. While in the shower

Things to look for:

1.  Swelling of all or part of the breast
2.  Skin irritation
3.  Discharge other that breast milk
4.  A nipple retraction (Breast turning inward)
5.  Pain in the nipple or breast

Mammogram are X-Ray of the breast.  The are often used for screening for breast cancer.

Talk to your doctor and keep all schedule appointments.  For more information contact The American Cancer Society.Com

 


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