Breast cancer is most common in women aged over 50, but it can affect women who are younger than 50. Men can also get breast cancer, because all humans have breast tissue despite the shape and size of them.
We are able to diagnose 80% of breast cancer cases during routine breast examinations. If it is found early enough it can be treated simply by removing the tumour. There are several types of breast cancer and not all of them are dangerous or invasive. This can be diagnosed using a special ultrasound scan called a mammogram.
A breast self-exam, or regularly examining your breasts on your own, can be an important way to find a breast cancer early, when it’s more likely to be treated successfully.
At Queen’s Clinic we recommend our 10 step self-exam, which you can find here.
For more information and advice on self-examination, visit breastcancer.org.
All women should examine the health of their breasts weekly, so that symptoms can be found and diagnosed early.
If you are concerned about any changes to your breasts, please book an appointment with Queen’s Clinic by phoning us on 020 7935 5540.