Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women. Screenings are tests performed on women’s breasts to find cancer before symptoms appear. A mammogram is one of the most effective ways to find breast cancer early. It uses low-dose x-ray to find tumors that are too small to feel. The United States (US) Preventive Services Task Force1 recommends screening mammography for women aged 40 years and older. Screening is free for CCHP Members. Talk to your doctor today!
The following are some recommendations for breast cancer screening:
1. Mammogram – Find tumors that are too small to feel.
2. Clinical breast exam – Check lumps or other changes by a certified clinician.
3. Breast self-examination – Report any changes (lumps or changes in size/shape) you notice to your doctor.
Talk to your doctor to find the best options for you.
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