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Breast Cancer Exams

You have probably heard about breast cancer. The media has been very good at getting the word out for quite a few years. Campaigns are running just about everywhere to help people become educated about breast health in Kansas City, to help women put together early detection plans, encourage them to implement their plans, and help them get mammograms if they can’t afford them.

You have probably heard about breast cancer. The media has been very good at getting the word out for quite a few years. Campaigns are running just about everywhere to help people become educated about breast health in Kansas City, to help women put together early detection plans, encourage them to implement their plans, and help them get mammograms if they can’t afford them.

Regular breast exams are critical to early detection and when the disease is detected early, the survival rate for the woman increases immensely. Self-exams are an easy place to start and something a woman can do today. Your doctor has an instruction sheet for you to take home and use which details how to conduct a self-exam. Medical experts recommend performing self-exams at least once a month. Regular self-exams make it easier to notice changes in the breast tissue. If you do feel a lump, you should make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. Self-exams can be done in the shower, lying down, or in front of a mirror if that is easier.

A clinical breast exam is done by professionals who are trained to be able to detect differences in the tissue and the skin as well. They will visually and manually look and check for irregularities. Your family physician or your OBGYN can conduct an annual breast exam at your annual checkups along with the monthly exams you do at home.

Mammograms can detect lumps, or changes in the breast tissue that can’t be felt yet. A professional x-ray technician who specializes in taking pictures of breast tissue can perform the mammogram. They can tell the differences between the specks and lumps which can be cysts, fatty cells, or the beginnings of cancer. If abnormal cells are suspected, further tests will be ordered to determine what they are. These tests can involve an MRI, an ultrasound, and possibly a biopsy. We at Health & Wellmobile recommend that women who are over 40 years old have a mammogram every year or so. If you are younger than 40 or are at high risk for cancer, you should consult with your physician so they can advise you as to how often you should have a mammogram.

Healthy habits can reduce your risk of developing cancer and help your body fight cancer if it does present itself. Keeping your weight in a healthy range and leading a physically active life are two very good habits to adopt if you aren’t doing them already. Also, eat a healthy amount of fruits and vegetables. Finally, if you smoke, stop, and if you drink alcohol, make sure you don’t overdo it.

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