When is it recommended to have a breast examination?
It is is recommended to perform breast self-examination every month from the age of 20 onwards during the cycle of days 5 to 12 of menstruation, counted from the first day of bleeding (at that time the breasts are less tense and painful), while during the menopause the period of self-examination is not limited, however, systematizing is important. Some breasts are inherently full of nodules or knots, so it is important to get used to the so-called. “normal state”, to get to know the structure of your breast to help identify potential changes to your breast. This way you can notice the unusual changes yourself and have the opportunity to act at the same time. Any change, even a small change that is located in the breast for more than two cycles, should be an alarm. Faster action consequently contributes to faster diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.
Women after the age of 35 should undergo preventive breast diagnostics. There are a number of different diagnostic methods available and a woman should be consulted by a specialist about the choice. The preventive breast examination with the BreastScan method is a breast-friendly method, without any side effects, and due to its non-invasiveness, the examinations can be repeated indefinitely. In the case of preventive diagnostics, checkups are recommended every 1-2 years.
My mom had breast cancer. Am I more at risk in this case?
Yes, unfortunately that is true. Breast cancer disease in the family, especially after the mother’s side, is one of the important factors in genetic predisposition. This is also the case if the diagnosis of breast cancer was made with your grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt.
I felt something, is this cancer?
Any formation that is felt in the breast does not have to necessarily mean a disease state. However, we need to pay special attention to such a change. If it persists for more than two cycles, we recommend that you consult your doctor.
I have painful breasts, what does that mean?
A woman has painful breasts in the pre-menstrual period, often during ovulation. If both breasts are painful, there is no reason to be frightened. However, if the pain is felt only on one side, we monitor this change. If it persists for more than a few days, consult your doctor.
I have breast implants, is the examination appropriate for me?
Yes. It is important to remind the contractor, the radiological engineer who is conducting the examination, that you have silicone implants. The examination with the BreastScan method is performed by measuring surface and depth temperature with a probe that acts only as a receiver, so there is no chance of damage to your implants.
I recently gave birth; I’m currently still breastfeeding. Can I do the examination?
The examination with the BreastScan method is recommended six months after birth or six months after breastfeeding is completed if it is a preventive examination. However, if you have noticed any change, it is advisable to carry out the examination during this time.