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Breast Self- Awareness Messages

1. KNOW YOUR RISK
Talk tour family to learn about your family health history
Talk to your doctor about your personal risk of breast cancer

2. Get Screened
.Ask your doctor which screening test are right for you if you are at a higher risk
.Have a mammogram every year starting at age 40 if you are at average risk
.Have a clinical breast exam at least every 3 years starting at age 20,and every year
starting at age 40
.Sign up for your screenings reminder at Komen.org/reminder

3. KNOW WHAT IS NORMAL FOR YOU
See your health care provider if you notice any of these breast changes:
.Lump,hard knot or thickening inside the breast or underarm area
.Swelling,warmth,redness or darkening of the breast
.Dimpling,or puckering of the skin
.Itchy,scaly sore or rash on the nipple
.Pulling in of your nipple or other parts of the breast
.Nipple discharge that starts suddenly
.New pain in one spot that does not go away

4. MAKE HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHOICES

.Maintain a healthy weight
.Add exercise into your routine
.Limit alcohol intake
.Limit menopausal hormone use
.Breastfeed,if you can

For more information visit our website or call our breast care helpline.

www.komen.org 1-877 go komen (1-877-465-6636)