Most changes in the breast (in fact 9 out of 10) aren't due to breast cancer. But if you do notice a change, it's important to get it checked by a doctor. Early detection of breast cancer means treatment has a much better chance of success.
Women aged 50 to 74 are encouraged to have a mammogram every two years, but should understand the limitations of the test and make an informed personal choice about breast screening.
Breasts change throughout life, often due to changes in hormone levels.
Many women experience common breast issues. Conditions that will need follow-up include:
If there's an unusual change there are 3 common tests used.
If you're going to a doctor, ask these questions.