Do you know the 12 Signs of Breast Cancer?
While a breast lump is the most common sign of breast cancer, some symptoms can be seen rather than felt. Either way, a mammogram can detect a lump long before it can be felt. Know yourself and keep your regular mammogram appointments.
For a description of each of the symptoms, click here.
Do you know what a cancerous breast lump feels like?
Think of a breast self-exam as a casual way to know what is normal for your breasts. The best time to check is at the end of your period when things are most normal. A cancerous breast lump feels different from a normal breast lump: it’s often hard and immovable and can be any shape or size (like a lump or a thick mass). Remember, when breast cancer is found early, survival rates are incredibly high.
Find out if you are normal or high risk for breast cancer:
Knowing your risk for breast cancer helps you understand how often you need to be screened.
Print and use this as a conversation starter next time you are at the doctor.