Early Detection Tips
One in eight women willl be diagnosed
Starting at age 40, women should have a yearly mammogram.
Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) about every three years as part of a regular health exam.
Women should report any breast change promptly to their health care providers.
Starting in their 20s, women are encouraged to perform a breast self-exam (BSE), checking for changes in texture, color, and shape of tissue.
Women at increased risk (i.e., family history, genetic tendency, past breast cancer) should talk with their doctors about starting mammography screening earlier or more frequently.
Positive changes in diet and lifestyle (ie., exercising regularly) can aid in the prevention process