Buddy Check 27

How Buddy Check 27 Works:

  • Find a Buddy – Choose a family member, friend, or co-worker.

  • Mark Your Calendar
     – On the 27th of each month, and make sure you download the abc27 news app to receive monthly self check reminders.

  • Call your Buddy
     – Remind each other to do your breast self-exam.

  • If you find a lump or any other suspicious sign, contact your physician as soon as possible.
     

What to look for:

  • Breast Lump or thickening
  • Bleeding or discharge from the nipple
  • Change in breast shape or contour
  • Dimpling or puckering of the skin
  • Inflamed, reddish appearance of the breast


Doctor’s Visit

A physician should check a breast lump or any other suspicious sign as soon as possible. Three-fourths of all breast lumps are benign. If a lump does turn out to be cancer, early diagnosis and treatment give women the best possible chance for a cure. In addition to seeing a physician to investigate symptoms of breast cancer, a woman should undergo a routine physical breast examination with her doctor.

American Cancer Society’s guidelines for monthly self-breast exams:

  • Clinical breast exams every three years for women 20-40 years of age
  • Clinical breast exams every year for women 40 years and older
  • Annual mammograms should begin at age 40


National Breast Cancer Hotline:

English 1-800-221-2141 | Spanish 1-800-986-9505

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