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Breast Health Information
Breast Cancer Screening
The following three screening methods are recommended by Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Each method has a link below for you to see how each screening technique should be done. Click on the following link to read about breast cancer screening methods.
Mammography is a screening method that is recommended yearly for women ages 40 and older. A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast. The procedure can be done in a doctor's office, outpatient center, hospital clinic or mobile van.
Clinical Exams are performed by your physician, nurse or other trained medical professional. The clinical breast exam can be performed during a routine physical. The clinical exam checks for both the look and feel of the breasts and the underarm. A clinical breast exam is recommended at least every three years beginning at the age 20 and annually at age 40. Go to the following link in order to read more about clinical breast exams.
Become familiar with your breasts and know what is normal for you. Know how your breasts look and feel. Report any changes to your doctor. If you notice any lumps, redness, warmth, dimpling, or puckering, tell your doctor.