Take the time to get to know the normal look and feel of your breasts as part of your daily routine, for example, while showering, dressing, putting on body lotion or simply looking in the mirror. You don’t have to be an expert or use a special technique.
Knowing what is normal for you will help you to detect any new breast changes.
If you find a breast change that is unusual for you, see your GP without delay, even if you’re having regular screening mammograms. Nine out of ten breast changes are not due to cancer, but see your doctor to be sure.
BreastScreen Australia offers free screening mammograms every two years for women aged 75 years and older. Whether you attend will depend on your general health, whether you have any other diseases or conditions, and your preference.
Talk to your doctor about whether mammography screening is suitable for you.
To make an appointment for a free screening mammogram, call BreastScreen Australia on 13 20 50 for the cost of a local call anywhere in Australia.