Breast Self-Awareness is not just checking your breast for a lump.

Breast Self-Awareness is not just checking your breast for a lump. It’s…

Know Your Risk

Your doctor has new tools to help identify women at high risk for breast cancer. Identify your risk factors for breast cancer and discuss them with your doctor:

  • Increasing age
  • Having a mother, sister, or daughter with breast cancer
  • Having a breast biopsy showing abnormal cells
  • Beginning your first period before age 12
  • Having a first child after age 30 or not ever having children

Get Screened

Have a yearly mammogram beginning at age 40. If you are under age 40 and have a family history of breast cancer or other concerns, discuss when to begin screening with your doctor

Know What is Normal For You

Know how your breasts normally look and feel. Examine your breasts monthly and report any changes to your doctor.

Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Exercise
  • Limit alcohol intake
  • Limit menopausal hormone use
  • Breastfeed, if you can
  • See your doctor yearly for a clinical breast examination

Contract Bridge Breast Network for more information

TEL (214) 821-3820

TEL (877) 258-1396

www.bridgebreast.org