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Prevention and Screening


Breast Health: Three-Step Plan for Preventive Care
To monitor your breast health, you should do a monthly breast self-exam, get a year clinical exam, and get mammograms as directed by your doctor.


Can I Get Checked for Breast Cancer Before I Have Symptoms?


How to Perform a Breast Self-Examination (BSE)
By doing BSE regularly, you get to know how your breasts normally feel so that you are more apt to detect any change.


What Can I Do if I Am at Risk for Breast Cancer?


Solving the Breast Cancer Puzzle
Investigators report headway against breast cancer, the disease that worries women more than any other.


Risk Factors for Breast Cancer
Factors that appear to raise a woman's risk for breast cancer include advancing age, family history, benign breast conditions, and a late menopause.


Hope on the Horizon for Breast Cancer
In recent years, researchers have discovered new and better ways to detect and treat breast cancer—and to keep it from coming back.


Myths About What Causes Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is NOT caused by antiperspirants or deodorants, breast implants, or living near electromagnetic fields.


FDA Sets Higher Standards for Mammography