Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women worldwide, and early detection is crucial for improving outcomes and reducing mortality rates. Breast screening is a critical tool in the fight against breast cancer, as it can detect abnormalities that may indicate the presence of cancer before any symptoms develop. To celebrate Women’s Day, held on 8 March 2023, it’s essential to remind women of all ages about the importance of breast screening and encourage them to prioritize their breast health by scheduling regular mammograms and self-exams. By taking action early, we can increase the chances of successful treatment and ultimately save lives.
You know your body best. You can examine your breasts once a month, a week after your period, to pick up any changes that seen unusual.
What To Check For
- A hard lump in your breasts or underarm.
- Changes in the way your breasts look and feel.
- Dimples (like orange peel), puckers or ridges on the skin of your breast.
- Your nipples becoming inverted (pushed in).
- Redness, warmth, swelling or pain.
- Itching, sores or rashes.
- Discharge from the nipples.