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How Breast Awareness Helps In Detecting Unusual Changes Of Breasts

Author : Mathew Hunt

Breast awareness is an important part of every woman's life but most of women do not understand the importance of their breast health. Breast cancer is a disease that affects all women regardless of their age or shape, so woman need to understand the importance of being breast aware. The risk of getting breast cancer can easily be decreased if you maintain healthy breasts throughout your life. But do you know how to maintain healthy breasts? How to make sure your breasts are in normal condition? Following are some useful and effective ways to acknowledge normal condition of your breasts.
Detect unusual changes of your breasts through breast screening test
In the UK, women over 50 are invited to attend mammogram test offered by NHS. A mammogram test is a powerful tool to help you identify breast cancer early. Most of health professionals believe that early detection of breast cancer can lead to easy and effective treatment. The concerns over breast cancer have made almost every woman in UK attend screening test like mammogram. It is equally important for you to perform various other breast exams along with mammograms because sometimes mammograms can miss breast cancer.
If you are 50 or above you need to attend breast screening test so you can detect if there is any unusual change or anomaly present in your breasts. Your awareness can play a vital role in keeping healthy breasts so make sure you are aware of your breasts during mammogram test. If mammogram test detects any anomaly in your breasts you need to immediately report to your GP.
Breast self exam can help you know what is normal for your breasts
Another useful and effective method to maintain healthy breasts is to perform breast self exam. The purpose of such exam enables you to know how your breasts feel and look normally. You can perform this exam any time you feel comfortable. There is no such age limit to perform this test. It is perfect for women of all ages especially for those who feel unusual changes in their breasts but are not invited to a mammogram test due to their age factor.
Breastlight: A valuable addition to various breast exams
Breastlight is a useful and effective device that helps a woman to notice unusual changes in her breast. It consists of a safe red light that passes through breasts and shows inner structure of breasts. it shows inner structure as pattern of dark lines that represents blood vessels and veins. This is normal for your breasts. Breastlight shows anomalies in your breasts as dark patches.

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