Women above 40 years of age are recommended to schedule annual screenings regardless of their risk factors.
Women are advised to conduct regular self-checks, especially a week after each menstrual cycle, to feel for lumps or any solid masses in the breast tissue.
A mammogram is a non-invasive X-ray of the breast and is a commonly used screening test for the diagnosis of breast cancer.
Regular clinical breast exams
Your physician will conduct a physical breast exam to identify lumps and other abnormalities in your breasts and the lymph nodes in your armpit.
Breast MRI is recommended for screening women who are at high risk for breast cancer, usually due to strong family history and/or a mutation in the genes such as BRCA1 or BRCA2.