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HOW TO EXAMINE YOUR BREASTS

Each month (7-10 days after your period begins), conduct the following breast self-exam, Report any irregularities to your doctor immediately. Also, be sure to have professional breast exams and mammograms on schedule.*




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KNOW BREAST CANCER'S WARNING SIGNS
If you detect any of the following, see your doctor right away.
1. Check nipples for cysts, eczema, ulcers, discharge, bleeding, change in shape or location.
2. Check breast shape for change in size or contor, bulges, flattening, indentation (including armpit areas).
3. Check breast surface for puckered skin, dimples, bulges, moles that have enlarged or darkened, lumps or thickening, sores.

*PROFESSIONAL BREAST EXAM/MAMMOGRAM SCHEDULE

Professional Breast Exam - All women over the age of 20 should have a yearly gyn exam and a yealy professional breast exam

Mammogram - By the age of 40... Screening Mammogram; 40 & over you should have a mammogram every year.

NOTE: Your doctor may require changes to the standard
schedule based on yoru individual circumstances


Footnote 1: Information (between the "1's") is taken from The American Medical Association Home Medical Encyclopedia Copyright 1989 by Dorling Kindersley Limited and the American Medical Association.

This website or any information on it is not intended as a replacement for professional care.
For complete diagnosis and treatment, see your doctor.