Breast cancer is a disease that resonates with all of us. We encourage you to wear your pink ribbon every day. It is a great way to build awareness and stress the importance detecting and treating breast cancer early.
We suggest that you create an early breast cancer detection plan for yourself.
Do monthly breast self exams (bse). Look for any changes in your breast. If the change persist for longer than two weeks, we suggest that you have your doctor exam it.
Do monthly breast self-examinations beginning at age 20 or earlier, the more familiar you are with your breast the better you will be able to determine a change.
Between age 20-39 get clinical breast exams every three years.
It is suggested that you get a baseline mammogram by the age of 40, and get annual mammograms and clinical breast exams.
Depending on previous findings, women between the age of 40-49 may get a mammogram every one to two years, and women 50 and older may want to get a mammogram every year.
It is highly recommended that you maintain a low-fat diet, exercise regularly, don't smoke or drink alcoholic beverages heavily.