Every three minutes a woman will be diagnosed with breast cancer. In the United States, 1 out of 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime, but the 5 year survival rate is 98% if caught early.
10 News is helping to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. With our Buddy Check 10 program, we provide the information and resources you need for breast health.
How It Works
- Find A Buddy - Choose a family member, friend or coworker
- Mark Your Calendar - On the 10th of each month, mark your calendar as a reminder.
- Call Your Buddy - Remind each other to do your breast self-exam.
Receive monthly reminders
The Warning Signs of Breast Cancer
- Breast lump or thickening
- Bleeding or discharge from the nipple
- Change in breast shape or contour
- Dimpling or puckering of the skin
- Inflamed reddish appearance of the breast
- Retraction or scaliness of the nipple
A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast taken with a special machine by trained by technologists. Your breast will be positioned between two plastic plates and pressure is then applied to flatten the breast for a good, clear picture. Some discomfort may occur, but it only lasts a few seconds. A specially trained physician, called a radiologist, then reads the results of the procedure.
American Cancer Society Guidelines For Breast Health
- Monthly Breast Self-exam
- Clinical breast exams every three years for women 20-40 years of age
- Clinical breast exams every year for women 40 years and older
- Annual mammograms should begin at age 40
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