Get in the habit of regularly completing a self breast exam. A proper exam includes both a physical and visual assessment. This will help you stay on top of your breast health so you can notify your family physician If you notice any changes. It is never too early to begin monitoring your breast health.
Having dense breast tissue can decrease the effectiveness of screening tests which can increase your risk for breast cancer.
Did you know?
The following tests may be used to diagnose breast cancer
We recommend visiting the BC Cancer Agency website to learn more about each of these tests
Once you suspect you may have cancer, it is difficult to stop yourself from doing your own research. Be careful to limit the websites you rely on to gather information. Our oncologists highly recommended the information published by the BC Cancer Agency and the Canadian Cancer Society.
Please note that we cannot guarantee the function, accuracy or how current the information is within each of the websites we reference. Always rely on the information provided by your medical team.
Marcia writes about her diagnosis in the blog post "Ignorance is Bliss" .