Mammography is important because in its earliest stages breast cancer may not be palpable; it may be too small to feel as a lump or tissue change. Mammography can help detect these changes two years or more before you would feel them. Physical examination is also important because premenopausal breast tissue is often dense and fibrous, which may decrease the reliability of mammography for young women.
If you notice any change in your breast (such as a lump or other texture change, breast pain, skin dimpling, or nipple discharge), see your doctor. Mammography or other diagnostic tests may be recommended to evaluate the changes taking place. The majority of these changes are due to benign-that is, noncancerous--conditions, but you'll be glad you checked.
If a lump is detected after the mammography is done, it may be essential to take a biopsy for the final diagnosis.
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Please refer to booklets published by Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation in partnership with Dr.reddys foundation for Health Education and Breast Cancer Care, UK that deal with all aspects of breast cancer in simple, easy to understand format. The aim of this booklet is to empower women affected with breast cancer in India so that they could be better informed, better prepared & more importantly feel more in control at every stage of their treatment