Breast health begins with the first step of breast care, which is to know the natural state of your breasts (breast awareness). To maintain healthy breasts, we recommend regular self-examinations at your nearest beauty clinic. With practice, you’ll discover the pattern of changes your breasts are going through in terms of sensitivity and texture at different times during your menstrual cycle.
For many women, the issue of breast health includes concerns about breast lumps, breast pain, or nipple secretions. Know about normal conditions — cases that require consulting your doctor. It is also important to understand common diagnostic tests for breast health, such as clinical breast examinations, mammogram scans and mammography that we will explain in detail.
Early detection of breast cancer and therefore early treatment is the best way to reduce the number of deaths and increase the number of survivors of the disease. The earlier the disease is detected, the greater the chances of survival and avoidance of harsh treatment.
Mammogram is considered the most accurate way to detect breast cancer early. With mammogram, breast cancer can be detected before you notice any problems with your breasts, as they can detect cancer when it is small and easy to treat without losing your breast. Accordingly, all women are advised to perform mammogram every two years, starting at age 40 (and possibly earlier if you have a family history of breast cancer).
clinical examination of the breast
This is a breast examination conducted by trained doctors and specialists, who can judge how your breasts are self-examined and how healthy they are, and if you have a family history of breast cancer, you should consult your doctor to discuss an outline of your mammogram and plan along with other options, in order to reduce your risk.
Each woman is advised to examine her breasts monthly to make sure there are no tumors, solid nodes, or other changes. By examining your breast regularly, you will know how your breast is in its natural state. A monthly breast self-examination may give you extra peace of mind. It is a simple examination and gives you the opportunity to detect changes you may need to get your doctor‘s attention to.
The best time to do a self-examination of breast health
Approximately the sixth to tenth day of your period, when your breast is not swollen.
If you have the menstrual cycle permanently, check your breasts every month at the same time
Screening options for early detection of women at higher risk
Women who had chest radiotherapy at an early age (ages 10-30)
Previous history of breast cancer
Breast biopsy indicating changes in the breast, such as non-invasive lobular carcinoma (LCIS) or abnormal ductal hyperplasia (ADH)
Family history of breast disease of breast health
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