The Ontario Breast Screening Program recommends that most people aged 50 to 74 years get a mammography every 2 years. Going for periodic screening is very important in determining if you have a diagnosis and stopping it from spreading at an early stage.
Most of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer start showing when a person starts noticing a change in the breast and nipple area. If you notice that there is a lump or a thickness in the underarm area, as well as a change in the skin texture, then those might be symptoms. However, it does not automatically mean that you have breast cancer. When you perform breast self-exams and notice something unusual, the first step to take is to talk with a healthcare professional.
We know how stressful it can be to think about finding the right doctor who can guide you in the best way. Your family doctor can always help you. We at DBNC, can also help. If you are trying to locate a health care professional near you or if you are looking to book your appointment for breast cancer screening, call our helpline or email us and we can help you.