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Breast Cancer Information

Pink. It’s not just a color. It’s a reminder.

Early detection saves lives! Nor-Cal Think Pink reminds you to follow these guidelines for Breast Cancer Detection:

Age 20-39

  • Every month: Perform a breast self-exam.
  • Every 3 years: Have a clinical breast exam by a doctor or nurse.
  • See your doctor for your annual well-woman check-up and clinical breast exam.
  • Are you high risk? Know your family history!
  • Live healthy lifestyle.
  • Most Importantly: Trust your instincts. Take control of your body. Be proactive. DON’T WAIT!

Age 40+

  • Every month: Perform a breast self-exam.
  • Every year: Have a mammogram and a clinical breast exam by a doctor.
  • See your doctor for your annual well-woman check-up and clinical breast exam.
  • Are you high risk? Know your family history!
  • Live healthy lifestyle.
  • Most Importantly: Trust your instincts. Take control of your body. Be proactive. DON’T WAIT!

BE BREAST AWARE. Know the symptoms of breast cancer:

  • Swelling, soreness, or rash
  • Nipple discharge
  • Change in size and/or shape
  • Dimpling or puckering
  • Itchy, scaly sore or rash around the nipple
  • Nipple that becomes flat or inverted
  • Know “YOUR NORMAL” and your body by doing a breast self-exam at the same time each month.
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