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What Everyone Needs To Know?
Mammography is a low-dose x-ray examination of the breast and it can detect tiny lumps. During mammography screening, the breast is gently attened between two plates of the X-ray machine for a few seconds, to spread the tissue apart and get a good image of the breast. Images of the breast are taken and developed by a radiographer (a technician) who then hands the X-ray films to a radiologist (a doctor) to check for abnormalities.
Women aged 40 – 49 should go for mammogram screening once a year, and women above 50 should go for one once in 2 years.
Check out the breast screening schedule for your age group,
More information on funding assistance for mammograms.
Touch, Look, Check!
Breast Self-Examination (BSE) should be done once a month by women who are 20 years old and above. It is important for women to be familiar with their body so as to recognise any abnormal changes.
Watch below video to learn how to conduct self-checks!
If you detect a change in your breasts, do not panic! Keep calm and see a doctor.
If diagnosed with breast cancer, remember, you don’t have to do this alone. Get support from Breast Cancer Foundation’s Support Groups, Healing Through The Arts, Wig Loan Programme and more.
Regular Breast Checks Are Your Best Defence!
Take Charge Of Your Breast Health Today!