Remember, if you notice anything different in your body, especially if it’s a thickening or lump in the breast or elsewhere, talk to your doctor about it.
Your condition may or may not be cancer, so there’s no use worrying too much about it early on. But it’s still best not to ignore any symptoms you are experiencing.
Get screened for cancer regularly
One thing to know about cancer is that early detection is crucial. So getting checked as soon as possible is best.
In addition, women who are 50 years old, or women who have a history of breast cancer in the family should get regular screening. Getting a mammogram every 2 years can help detect and treat cancer before it gets worse.
Cancer screening is important because it checks for symptoms that most people might not notice.
For example, a mammogram can give doctors an inside view of the breasts. This lets them see if there are any unusual growths or lumps that might be a cause for concern.
In some cases, a mammogram might not be enough to show if a lump is benign or malignant because they can look similar.
In these situations, a biopsy might be required to check if it is cancerous or not.
Without getting regular screening, these symptoms can go undetected until the cancer has grown larger or has spread.
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