Stay Informed – Here’s All You Need to know on Breast Cancer
A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast and uses radiation. It is a tool used to diagnose breast cancer.
What is compression and why is it used?
Compression is a plastic plate that moves down onto the breast once the breast has been positioned on the machine.
It is important to do monthly self examinations – follow the steps below to learn how easy it is.
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Some of this information is based on material published by the Irish Cancer Society, with their permission.
Everyone´s breasts are different. Some are small and some large. Some are lumpy, while others are smooth. It is important to know how your breasts normally feel and that they will feel different closer to and during menstruation.