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Women should do a breast self examination every month at the same time relative to the first day of their period. After menopause they should continue on a monthly basis.

In Families with a strong family history of breast disease medical advice should be sought early and should include instruction in breast self examination, earlier breast screening mammography and the latest information and availability on genetic screening. For established high risk individuals, options for medical and surgical preventative management should be available.

All women over 50 years of age benefit from annual screening mammography and physical examination by a medical professional experienced in breast examination.

"Suspicious lumps" should be evaluated thoroughly and quickly. Several investigative techniques are helpful including mammography and ultrasound investigation. The "gold standard" is a tissue diagnosis from an aspirate by needle or open biopsy. This standard should be aggressively sought.

 

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