same around this time every month. The best places to check your breasts are in the shower or lying down on your bed or the floor. Also, do not forget to check the tissue under your armpit as many breast cancers are found there as well.
2. Clinical Breast Exam
A physical examination of your breasts by a doctor, nurse practitioner, nurse, or other health professional is known as a Clinical Breast Examination. This is a thorough examination of the entire breast and chest areas, including the areas above and below the collarbone and under each arm. The health care professional can teach you the correct techniques for performing your own self-breast examination. This is another reason why it is so absolutely necessary for you to have your annual exam ANNUALLY.
3. Screening Mammography
I recommend that you have a baseline mammogram around 35 years old. Not all physicians agree with that but some physicians err on the side of caution. Most insurance companies will completely cover a baseline mammogram.
If you have a family history of breast cancer you may need to have your first mammogram between 30 and 35 years old. Otherwise, you need to have your mammogram annually starting at 40 years old. A mammogram is one moment of discomfort that could save your life.
Ways To Prevent Cancer
Breast health is important but there are some things that we can do to help prevent cancer. Here are 7 tips that will