We have learned more than 50% of women diagnosed with breast cancer find a breast lump during a breast self exam versus a mammogram, a study published in the Journal of Women’s Health reported. This should tell you how important it is to perform breast-self exams frequently. There are many ways to find how to do this and even through apps! Today, we are highlighting the app called Daisy Wheel. This app offers a variety of educational tips like how to perform a breast-self exam and even reminds you when you should take one! We love how this app encourages people to do perform more breast-self exams.
Even if you are getting regular mammograms, it’s still important to perform regular exams. “Data demonstrate[s] that individual U.S. women are almost as likely as healthcare professionals to notice the first signs of breast cancer. Even as women reach the recommended age for mammographic screening, they still frequently self-detect abnormalities that lead to a breast cancer diagnosis,” the study from the Journal of Women’s Health noted.