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s a woman, you face many special concerns that call for heightened awareness about your health.This is especially true for breast care. Breast cancer is todays second leading cause of cancer death in

How Much Do You Already Know About Answer True or False Breast Care T F 1. Healthy breasts can feel lumpy. 2. Changes to the outside of a breast may indicate a problem within it. 3. If I find a lum

The Healthy Breast ealthy breasts come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures, including lumpy. Its important to know whats normal for your breasts so that you can quickly notice any changes. By

Changes In The Healthy Breast Your breasts may go through a variety of healthy changes throughout your life. Puberty Several months before the onset of menstruation, female hormones signal the body t

Early Detection Is The Best Protection Take control of your breast health by following the American Cancer Societys breast cancer screening guidelines Age 40 over Mammogram and clinical breast exam

Mammography Can Be Lifesaving F or most women, mammography provides the best way to find breast cancer at an early stage, when treatment is usually the most highly successful. A mammogram is a lowdos

Myths Facts About Mammography Myth I dont need a mammogram unless my healthcare professional says I do. Fact Although most healthcare professionals remember to refer women for mammograms, you should

Clinical Breast Exam Y our clinical breast exam CBE is a physical examination of your breasts by a healthcare professional. During this exam, the healthcare professional will check your breasts, oft

Breast SelfExam B reast selfexam BSE can help you become familiar with how your breasts normally look and feel.This knowledge may help you identify any breast changes that should be promptly reporte

Breast Changes That Need Attention Consult your healthcare professional if you find any of the following during your breast selfexam or at any other time Distinct single lumps that are either hard o

Not All Breast Lumps Are Cancerous M ost breast lumps are benign or harmless. However, all should be checked. Here are some of the more common breast conditions that may cause lumps. Fibrocystic Tis

What You Need To Know About Breast Cancer ancer is a general term for more than 100 diseases in which abnormal cells multiply uncontrollably. Breast cancer, in particular, is a term for several cance

10 Guidelines For A Healthy Lifestyle While doctors search for better ways to fight breast cancer with improved detection methods and treatments, they also continue to seek ways to prevent the diseas

Answers To... How Much Do You Already Know Quiz on page 3 1. True Lumpiness is not a cause for concern as long as it is normal for your breasts. 2. True Dimpling, puckering, flattening, indentations

MAKE BREAST HEALTH AN IMPORTANT PART OF Your Life B reast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in American women, after skin cancer. A womans chance of surviving breast cancer is greatly