Screening

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When doctors screen for breast cancer, they look for signs of disease in women without symptoms; they should be part of every healthy woman’s routine. Today, three screening tests are routinely done for breast cancer:

  • Breast self-examination (BSE)
  • Clinical breast examination (CBE)
  • Mammography (MMG)

Other screening procedures also include:

  • UltraSonography (USG)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Electrical Impedance Scanning (EIS)
  • Scinti-Mammography
  • Thermography

Strategy

Breast self-examination
o From 20 years old onwards

Clinical Breast Examination
o From 20 years old onwards- 3 yearly
o From 30 years old onwards- Annually

Screening mammogram- initiated by patient and physician
o From 40 years old onwards
o Annually