Every Month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Women should visit their doctor once a year for a clinical breast exam and to decide how often you need a mammogram based on your personal and family history.
Do What You Can
While there is no foolproof way to prevent cancer, there are things you can do to lower your risk. Some factors you can’t change, but knowing what can help is key to lowering your risk.
Be Breast Aware
Notice how the breasts and nipples looks or feels. Signs and symptoms may not be due to cancer, but any breast changes or lumps you notice should be investigated as soon as it is discovered.
Check Your Check Ups
The following are specific screening recommendations, including when and how often you should have the screening and what the screening is designed to do.