Almost everyone knows someone who's had to battle breast cancer. The disease has touched my own family. Thank goodness, through early detection they were able to battle the disease and survive.
If you want to do something extra special for the women you love, help them to join the Buddy Check 4 program. On the 4th of every month, we ask women to do a monthly breast self-exam and then call their "buddy" to remind her to do the same. Our hope is that breast cancer is discovered in its early stages, when it is most treatable. Until there is a cure, there is Buddy Check 4 - our program designed to honor the importance of all women throughout the year.
Together we can make a difference - one "buddy" at a time.
Know the Warning Signs
Breast cancer can be detected early but you need to know the warning signs.
Be on the lookout for changes such as:
• A lump or thickening in or near the breast
• A lump that may feel like a small pea
• A change in the size or shape of your breast
• Nipple discharge
• A change in the skin on the breast or nipple
• Redness on the breast or nipple
If you notice any of these changes see your provider or doctor.
The Lovelace Breast Care Center at Lovelace Women’s Hospital offers comprehensive care – from early detection to treatment and aftercare – in one convenient location. Our team of breast health professionals will help you assess your risk of developing breast cancer, guide you through mammograms and clinical exams and teach you the proper method of breast self-examination. We also offer counseling, education and support programs.
For more information or to schedule a clinical breast exam or mammogram, call 505.727.6900 or visit lovelace.com.