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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?


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.


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