3. Talk to your family doctor


The Foundation urges women - at any age - to consult their family doctor, without delay, if they have the slightest concern about their breasts. Ask your doctor about your need for a clinical breast examination. 

The Foundation recommends women from 50 years of age have a clinical breast examination in-between their two yearly screening mammograms. At any age however, a woman needs to have one if they’re concerned about any unusual breast changes.

Discuss your personal risk, particularly if you have:
• A previous personal history of breast or ovarian cancer
• A strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer
• An at-risk lesion, for example, atypical ductal hyperplasia
Discuss your need for a mammogram - your personal need will be assessed

SUMMARY

Be Breast Aware

20-39
years

40-49 years

50+
years

1. Screening mammogram


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X


2. Be breast aware

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X

3. Show any breast changes to your doctor

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X

X

The Foundation encourages women to make breast awareness part of their life. Screening mammography, breast self checks and discussing any breast concerns/changes – without delay - with your family doctor all contribute to the likelihood of detecting breast cancer early. 



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