According to present knowledge, the following steps should be taken for optimum breast cancer screening:
1. regular self-examination of breasts>
2. gynaecological examination of breasts as a precaution
3. breast ultrasound examination
Important symptoms and reasons for visiting a doctor include, for example, the discovery of a lump in the breast during self-examination and changes to the relevant area of skin (orange skin or redness). For example, this could include a hardening of the relevant breast area or a retraction of the nipple or skin, or a weeping nipple.
It therefore makes sense to visit the practice to save yourself any unnecessary worry and to get a proper diagnosis at the shortest possible notice. The diagnosis does not have to mean breast cancer. However, time is the most crucial factor when it comes to cancer. Make sure you visit your gynaecologist again if in any doubt. Your chances of beating breast cancer usually improve if it can be detected very early on. We are happy to advise you in our gynaecological private practice in Frankfurt Sachsenhausen. Get in touch with us here.