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  • Every 3 minutes a woman in the USA is diagnosed with breast cancer. Please do a breast self exam every month.
    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Pat Michels on 16th March 2008
  • Thank you for the advice, Pat! Also, it's good to keep in mind to look out for more than just a lump. Inflammatory Breast Cancer is rare, but extremely aggressive -- and it doesn't cause a lump, and can appear even if you're pregnant or breastfeeding. Be alert to ANY strange changes in your breasts!

    For more information, go to the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation or check out the Mayo Clinic's page about it.
    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Lylah M. Alphonse on 16th March 2008
  • For those who have dense breast tissue, request a ultrasound with your mammogram. I am not sure what the current age recommendation for the first one is, but get a base line done as soon as your doctor advises it. If you are already having one yearly, do not skip them. Having the extra ultrasound done is how my cancer was discovered 8 years ago next month.
    Flag as inappropriate Posted by lynn59 on 15th October 2008

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