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"My Battle with Breast Cancer"

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The Breast Tests You Need

Once a month: Perform a breast self-exam one week after the first day of your period, when your breasts are easiest to examine. If you find a lump or notice changes, see your doctor.

 

Once a year: Get a mammogram if you're 40 or older. "Ask for a digital mammogram," says Sharon Rosenbaum Smith, MD, a breast surgeon at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. "It's computerized, meaning doctors can see more than they can with traditional mammograms." If you have a family history of breast cancer, consult your MD about the best age to start screening.
-- Cathy Garrard

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jnbashap wrote:

What a brave woman! Thank you for this article and sharing her story. Now I see I have "2 strikes" against me that I wasn't aware of before. I'll be making my appt. ASAP.

10/20/2010 01:54:26 PM Report Abuse

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