Today marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Have you had yours screened lately???
Here is the Early Breast Cancer Detection Plan:
- Beginning at age 20: Performing breast self-exams and looking for any signs of change.
Age 20 to 39: Scheduling clinical breast exams every three years.
By the age of 40: Having a baseline mammogram and annual clinical breast exams.
Ages 40 to 49: Having a mammogram every one to two years depending on previous findings.
Ages 50 and older: Having a mammogram every year.
Recording personal exams, mammograms and doctors' appointments on a calendar or in a detailed file.
Maintaining a healthy weight, following a low-fat diet, getting regular exercise, quitting smoking, and reducing alcohol consumption.
For more information visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation's site!!!