GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Early detection is key when it comes to fighting breast cancer. Here are some reminders of why you need to Know Your Normal is so important:
1. Early signs of breast cancer don't cause any symptoms. The good news is most are treatable and have a high survival rate.
2. About 5 to 10 percent of mammogram results are abnormal and require more testing. And most follow-up tests confirm that no cancer is present.
3. Possible symptoms of breast cancer include a change in the size or shape of the breast, nipple discharge or tenderness, and ridges or pitting of the breast.
Each of these symptoms gives important information to you doctor. But if you have all symptoms there is a greater chance that cancer is present.
We've got all the information you need to schedule a mammogram, take a breast cancer risk assessment quiz and join our Friends For Life community on our Friends For Life page.
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