Early detection is just another way that TriHealth is working to improve cancer survival and recovery from other breast health conditions.
To maintain breast health, familiarize yourself with how your breasts look and feel. Once you know that, you can identify when something doesn’t seem right.
Early breast cancer does not usually show symptoms – that’s why regular breast exams are important. Warning signs include:
The earlier you find a problem and get help, the better it is for your long-term health. TriHealth partners with women for life alongside their breast health journeys.
Tell your health care provider as soon as possible about any change or new symptom you’ve noticed in your breasts, along with any family history of breast issues. Remember, most of the time such changes are NOT cancer.
Consider scheduling your CBE just before your mammogram. Ask your provider how to do a breast self-exam – and discuss the benefits and limitations.
Research supports the benefits of mammograms for women in their 40s. They are an effective measure to decrease suffering and death from breast cancer. Women in good health who are candidates for treatment should continue to be screened with mammograms, generally 40 and over once per year. If you’ve had an abnormal mammogram or your risk for breast cancer is high: You may need earlier screening or added tests.
TriHealth is proud to bring screening opportunities into the community with our mobile program. In 2016, over 50 community screening opportunities were offered resulting in 825 screenings.