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However, more than 75 percent of all breast cancers occur in women with no known risk. To determine your risk for developing breast cancer you may use the National Cancer Institute's breast cancer risk assessment tool.
Breast self-examination (BSE) is easy to learn, convenient and free. Brochures describing how to perform BSE are available from the Center for Breast Health, the American Cancer Society, and the National Cancer Institute.
See your doctor immediately if you have one of these warning signs!
Medicare and many insurance companies also include mammograms as a covered benefit. Vouchers are available at Center for Breast Health, call 563-421-7625 or toll free 1-800-215-1444.
The American Cancer Society recommends that women age 40 and older have an annual mammogram, an annual clinical breast exam by a health care professional, and perform monthly self breast examinations. Guidelines for Mammograms.
Women ages 20-39 should have a clinical breast exam by a health care professional every 3 years.
All women should perform breast self-examinations on a monthly basis.
For more information on breast health or breast cancer, call the Center for Breast Health at 563-421-7625 or toll-free at 1-800-215-1444.
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