Breast health starts with getting a baseline understanding of breasts. Each breast is unique, so regular screening is important to detect any anomalies such as breast cancer. These screening tests involve clinical breast exams, mammograms, ultrasounds, and MRIs. Genetic testing may also be available, especially for those with a family history of breast cancer. The type of test a provider may recommend will depend on the makeup of the breast.
Breast exams typically happen during a regular checkup or a self-check can be performed. If you detect a lump or a change in your breast, reach out to your primary care physician.