Every month, get to know your breasts better by doing regular breast self-examinations. This will help you tell the difference between how your breasts normally look and feel versus any changes. If you find a lump or other change in one of your breasts, check out the other breast. If both breasts feel the same, the lumpiness is probably normal. If you see or feel any of these changes, see your doctor right away:
You may be interested in our PEARLS program for high-risk women—Prevention and Empowerment through Assessment of Risks and Lifetime Surveillance. With PEARLS, NCH specialists will review your family health history, your lifestyle, eating habits and other factors known to have an impact on your breast cancer risks. Next, we'll carefully evaluate your chances of developing breast cancer in the next five years using our POINTONE® Clinical System. That information will be used to develop a plan tailored to your specific needs and risk level. Your plan might include:
If you feel you would benefit from this program, call 847.618.5880 to determine your risk. We will help you develop an approved risk assessment and pro-health action plan. To view a sample of a report, click here.
Feel confident in your breast care. Get your mammograms and breast cancer care from some of the best doctors in Chicago, at NCH. Find one now.