FIGHT LIKE A GIRL
Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the MOST COMMON cancer in American women.
Although rare, men can also get breast cancer. This represents around 1% of all breast cancer cases. In men, it is often found at a later stage when it is more difficult to treat!
Finding breast cancer early gives you a better chance of successful treatment! You should know how your breasts normally look and feel, being aware of any new lumps on your breast or armpit. Other symptoms can include dimpling or pucker on the breast, discharge from nipple, skin redness, scaliness on nipple, and any other nipple or breast changes.
It is VERY important to have any new lumps, or breast changes checked by your primary care physician.
A mammogram can help you find breast cancer before any symptoms appear!
Women 40 and older should have a mammogram every year
Women younger than 40 who have risk factors of breast cancer should speak with their PCP about possibly getting screened.
GET YOUR WELLNESS EXAM
This is a preventative visit, that is fully covered by your insurance.
A wellness exam consists of complete lab work, a complete physical exam & yearly diagnostic tests such as a mammogram, bone density and colonoscopy.
A wellness visit is pertinent in the early detection of many cancers, illnesses and osteoporosis.