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Breast Cancer Detection: Get a Mammogram!

Breast cancer is scary. One day I hope it will be preventable. But for now, the most important thing a woman can do is to get regular breast exams and after age 40, annual mammograms so if it is present, it can be detected early. The earlier it’s found, the better a woman’s chances for successful treatment.

A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray exam of the breasts that can find abnormal changes in breast tissue that cannot be felt during a breast exam. It is used for women who have no breast complaints and for women who have breast symptoms, such as a change in the shape or size of a breast, a lump, nipple discharge, or pain.

Not every breast cancer can be found on a mammogram. One type in particular is called Inflammatory Breast Cancer. There are no lumps or bumps; just an inflamed, warm, swollen breast. IBC requires a biopsy to make the diagnosis. But breast exams and mammograms help find most types of breast cancer.

Protect your breasts. Let your doctor check them and get a mammogram.

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Dr. Mache Seibel

Women's health expert and guest speaker Dr. Mache Seibel addresses consumers' critical needs fromweight control toHRT,menopause and beyond. He served on the Harvard Medical School faculty for 19 years and is founder of My Menopause Magazine on the Apple Newsstand ( Download the Free App and first Free issue. He works with companies and organizations to bring exciting educational content to consumers. Visit his award-winning to sign up for his free monthly newsletter.


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5:37AM PST on Mar 4, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

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1:35AM PDT on Oct 11, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

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1:52PM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

Women know their own bodies best. Self examination is of great importance.

12:42AM PDT on Apr 24, 2012

Yes! please get a mammogram if you have small problems in your breast is easy to fix it and through the mammograms a doctor can see that small problems

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