5 common warning signs of breast cancerIt is important to note that warning signs are not the same for all women. The most common change to take note of is any change in the look or feel of the breast or nipple. These signs alone do not mean you have cancer, but the only way to be sure is to see your doctor.
- Lump, hard knot or thickening inside the breast or underarm
- Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening of the breast
- Change in size or shape of the breast
- Dimpling or puckering of the skin on your breast
- Nipple discharge
Breast Self ExamA breast self-exam (BSE) is a step-by-step examination of your breasts that you do yourself. It is one tool that can be used to help detect the warning signs noted above. The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends that all women aged 20 years and older talk to their doctor about the benefits, harms, and limitations of breast self-exams. Even if you never do a step-by-step self exam, you should still be familiar with your body and report any changes to your doctor. Learn more.
Screening MammogramsScreening mammograms are done before any symptoms appear and are one of the strongest tools available to detect early breast cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends that women aged 45 and older have a mammogram every year. Your doctor may recommend you have a mammogram earlier based on your health history. Learn more about the importance of screening mammograms.
Raise breast cancer awareness at this year's River Bluff RunJoin us for a 5K Run & Fun Walk on the beautiful River Bluff Trail - all funds raised support breast cancer screenings for uninsured or underinsured Cass County women ages 40 and older.
- Date: Saturday, October 8
- Day of registration starts at 7:30 a.m. - race starts at 9 a.m.