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Early detection and warning signs of breast cancer


EARLY DETECTION

1. Five year survival rate for all diagnosed cases of early stage (Stage 0 or1) breast cancer is over 97%

2. The overall survival rate is 89% and decreases with advanced stages of disease

SOME BREAST WARNING SIGNS

1. A new lump or abnormal thickening of breast

2. Puckering or discoloration of skin on the breast or nipple

3. Change in size or shape of one breast

4. A steady pain in one area of the breast


IN 20'S & 30'S

1. Self examinations every month

2. Clinical examinations every 3 years


IN 40'S & UP

1. Self examinations every month

2. Clinical Eaminations every year

3. Mammograms every 1 to 2 years, greater frequency if high risk


HEALTHY LIVING

1. Eat at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables daily

2. Get regular exercise

3. Avoid smoking and consume alcohol in moderation

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