Many women do not have any symptoms in the early stages of breast cancer, even though it has specific signs. Early detection of cancer increases the chances of a favourable prognosis. As a result, screening tests are critical in detecting cancer in its early stages.
A woman is regarded to have an average risk of breast cancer if she does not have a family history of breast cancer and has not been exposed to chest radiation therapy. After the age of 40, a woman of average risk is advised to have mammography once a year. If no cancer has been diagnosed, this can be lowered to a mammography every two years beyond the age of 55.
All women should examine their breasts regularly to detect any indications or symptoms of breast cancer. Women should be familiar with the appearance and feel of their breasts and be able to detect any changes that should be reported to a doctor. A lump in the breast is the most prevalent symptom of breast cancer. Self-examination allows for the early discovery of such masses, which can then be surgically removed from the breast.