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Saturday, 18 June 2011

Early Detection of Breast Cancer

HM&K proudly present the guidelines for early detection of breast cancer. These guidelines have been worked out and are recommended by the American Cancer Society (ACS), which is a reputable institute to help patient against breast cancer. These guidelines include:

  • ·    Women should know how their breasts normally feel and report any breast change promptly to their health care providers.

  • ·  Breast self-exam (BSE) is a highly recommended for women starting in their 20s.

  • ·  Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health.

  • ·   Clinical breast exam (CBE) should be part of a periodic health exam, about every 3 years for women in their 20s and 30s and every year for women 40 and over.

  • ·        Women at high risk (greater than 20% lifetime risk) should get an MRI and a mammogram every year.

  • ·      Women at moderately increased risk (15% to 20% lifetime risk) should talk with their doctors about the benefits and limitations of adding MRI screening to their yearly mammogram.


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