Wellness Wednesday: Breast Cancer Self-Awareness

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BREAST SELF-AWARENESS
Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, but it can be successfully treated. Screening tests can find cancer early, when chances for survival are highest.

1. Know your risk

• Talk to both sides of your family to learn about your family health history

• Talk to your provider about your personal risk of breast cancer

2. Get screened

• Talk with your doctor about which screening tests are right for you if you are at a higher risk

• Have a mammogram every year starting at age 40 if you are at average risk

• Have a clinical breast exam at least every 3 years starting at age 20, and every year starting at age 40

3. Know what is normal for you

See your health care provider if you notice any of these breast changes:

• Lump, hard knot or…

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