Get answers to your questions about breast health screenings

Published October 26, 2020 by

breast cancerThe Basics of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer can’t be prevented, but it’s usually more treatable if caught early. If you notice your breast looks or feels different than it usually does, let your doctor know. Learn more about how to detect breast cancer, when to talk to your doctor, and what to do if you’ve been diagnosed.

When Should I Start Getting Mammograms?

Mammograms are the best way to screen for breast cancer. Experts recommend that you start having a mammogram each year after you reach a certain age. A clinical breast exam or MRI might also be used as screening tools. Learn about the types of breast cancer screening and when you should start getting annual mammograms.

How Your Family History Affects Your Risk for Breast Cancer

People with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer have a higher risk of getting that cancer. If someone in your family has had one of these cancers, let your doctor know so you can decide together what types of screening are best for you. Learn more about how your family history affects your chances of getting breast or ovarian cancer.

Learn the Symptoms of Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Breast cancer doesn’t always cause a lump. If your breast becomes swollen, tender, itchy, or red, let your doctor know. Inflammatory breast cancer is rare, but the symptoms are sometimes overlooked, so it’s important to report any changes to the way your breast looks or feels. Learn more about inflammatory breast cancer and the symptoms.