When does a woman need to contact a mammologist?
Breast cancer is one of the most frequent female diseases in recent times. In order to protect herself, as a preventive measure, every woman should periodically check her breast condition and in case of alarming symptoms contact a mammologist.
How to check the health of the breast?
A healthy chest does not hurt (an exception is during an ICP as an individual sign), it does not have any seals and nodules, it does not swell. Nipples of uniform color, without cracks and unnatural formations.
To check the health of the breast, women under the age of 40 need to carefully examine and feel it once a month for 6-12 days of the menstrual cycle. Each breast is touched individually and carefully, supporting it with one hand, and with the fingers of the other, carefully checking each centimeter of skin for the presence of seals, starting with the axilla. Remember that the chest should be felt with three or four fingers in a circle or divided into segments. Always repeat the procedure in the same way - according to the same pattern.If desired, additional testing can be carried out in the shower: soaped fingers, gliding over the skin, will better detect abnormal changes.
Any nodules and dense formations are not just a disturbing signal, but an occasion to consult a doctor. Also among the suspicious symptoms are breast engorgement, skin redness, nipple retraction, edema. If you find them or other suspicious symptoms, refer to the breast specialist, a doctor who is responsible for the health of the female breast. In addition, all women are recommended to be examined by a doctor once every three years, even if there are no obvious symptoms of illness.
How does a mammologist check your breasts?
In some difficult cases, many women prefer to turn to foreign specialists. For example, mammography in Turkey is quite popular among Russian clients and is distinguished by the highest quality of services provided and reasonable cost compared to other, similar in quality, offers from European clinics ..
A mammologist will examine the breast with optical devices or x-rays. Mammographic examination is needed to identify seals or neoplasms: nodules, mastopathy, fibroadenoma,as well as for diagnosing diseases and monitoring the development of previously established diseases. This study helps to identify the presence of disease at an early stage of development, as well as to assess the size and distribution of changes in the tissues of the breast.