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#itouchmyselfproject
#itouchmyselfproject

Get in touch with
your breasts

Chrissy wanted you to touch yourself. To know what your breasts look like. To know how they feel. And if something’s changed, to see your doctor.

No one knows your body like you do. That's why knowing your normal is so important. No one knows your body like you do. That’s why knowing your normal is so important. Here are some facts about breast cancer.

Early detection gives you a much greater chance of being treated successfully, that's why it's important to know how your breasts look and feel.

If your breasts look or feel different, please see your doctor immediately.

You know the drill. Stop smoking, maintain a healthy body weight, be active most days and keep an eye on how much booze you drink.

If someone in your family has had breast cancer and you feel concerned — speak to your doctor.

Screening mammograms are performed on women without any symptoms of breast cancer and may find a cancer that is too small to feel.

If you're in your 40s and have no breast symptoms, you have free access to the BreastScreen Australia program.

All women aged 50 to 74 years are encouraged to have a free mammogram every two years.

Women over 75 who have no breast symptoms also have free access and should discuss whether to have a mammogram with their doctor.

There are screening locations all over Australia, including mobile screening units in rural and remote areas. To contact your local BreastScreen service, call 13 20 50.