You don’t need to have any unusual symptoms in your breasts to need a mammogram. Having routine mammograms is the best way to find breast cancer early, before symptoms develop and when treatment may work better.
Know what’s normal for you so you can notice any changes in your breasts. After all, no one knows your own body as well as you do. See your healthcare provider right away if you notice:
- A lump in your breast or armpit
- A nipple that is pointed inward, if it isn’t usually (called an inverted nipple)
- Crusting, bleeding or a rash on your nipple
- Unusual fluid coming from your nipple (called nipple discharge)
- Dimpling or thickening of the skin in one area of your breast