A: There are a few simple guidelines to help ensure overall good breast health. First, perform a breast self-exam every month, and receive a clinical breast exam by a healthcare professional every year. Second, receive regular screening mammograms. The American Cancer Society currently recommends women begin receiving annual screening mammograms every year starting at age 40. Third, if you notice any breast changes, such as pain, a lump or discharge from the nipple, see your physician immediately.
Pink Tip: Let your technologist know if you are having pain during the exam.