When should I start getting a mammogram done?
Although each woman’s case is different, most women ages 40 to 54 should have a mammogram each year and those 55 years and over should continue getting mammograms every 1 to 2 years. If you need to schedule your mammogram, call Dr. Hill to book your appointment today.
What is the best time of the month to perform a breast self exam?
Women should perform their breast self exam 7-10 days after their menstrual period starts which is also when their breasts are the least tender and lumpy.
How often should I do a breast self exam?
You should give yourself a breast self exam once a month. Look for any changes in breast tissue, such as changes in size, if there any lumps, dimpling, inversion of the nipple, redness or scaliness, or discharge from the nipple.