Is there anything I can do to reduce my risk?
Carolyn Rogers, clinical nurse specialist at Breast Cancer Now, the research and care charity. said: “Eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly and reducing your alcohol intake have all been shown to help reduce the risk of breast cancer.”
While there are no guarantees, making small, healthy changes such as these to your daily routine can help shift the odds in your favour.
The skin on my breast has changed. Should I see my GP?
Never be embarrassed to speak to a doctor if something concerns you.
“A lump in the breast, or sometimes under the arm, can be the first sign of breast cancer for many, but it’s vital that women know there are other signs to look out for too,” said Carolyn. “These could include new nipple discharge, or dimpling or puckering of the skin on your breast. It’s critical you get to know how your breasts normally look and feel, making it easier to spot any new or unusual changes.”
Is it true mammograms don’t work well on younger people?
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October 20, 2020