Our mission: Educate every woman about breast cancer by overcoming taboo, fear and low literacy worldwide.
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Do you know the 12 Signs of Breast Cancer?
While a lump is the most common sign of breast cancer, some symptoms can be seen rather than felt. Either way, a mammogram can detect a lump long before it can be felt. Know yourself and keep your regular mammogram appointments.
For a description of each of the symptoms, go here.
Special thanks to PLj, a healthy lemon drink, for promoting #knowyourlemons in the UK for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Do you know what a cancerous lump feels like?
Think of a self-exam as a casual way to know what is normal for you. Best time to check is at the end of your period when things are most normal. A cancerous lump feels different from a normal lump: it's often hard and immovable and can be any shape or size (like a lump or a thick mass).
Do you know when to get a mammogram?
In the UK, your screening invitation for a mammogram starts at age 50 and comes every three years. But if you notice a symptom, don’t wait. Talk to your GP about tests that are available. Whether you are investigating a symptom or going for routine screening it's good to know what to expect. If something worries you, and you don't have a clear answer, don’t be afraid to ask for more testing until your concern is resolved.
Are you normal or high risk?
Knowing this helps you understand how often you need to be screened.
Print and use this as a conversation starter next time you are at the doctor.
And if you speak Welsh, we have a poster for that too:
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