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Although the risk for breast cancer increases with age, the American College of Radiology recommends that women start annual screenings at age 40.

"Annual mammograms can be eliminated for those at high risk", says Olopade, who says that the best way to detect breast cancer in this group is an MRI every six months.

Over the past few years, the recommendations for breast screening have changed, and it can be confusing to know what is best to do.

"Our multidisciplinary team of breast health specialists have years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer".

Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast.

"Breast self-examination is not just for women, we are encouraging the men to get their breasts examined because men do get breast cancer", Tench-Norbal said.

She affirmed that studies have found that the risk of breast cancer increases with age and that most of the breast cancer cases are diagnosed beyond the age of 50.

"As far as employees it was a big adjustment, because we had really two departments coming together the Cancer Services Department and the Breast Imaging Department", said Waugh.

One answer to why I developed breast cancer is that I was in my 40s and hadn't had a child.

It is estimated that there are around 55,000 new breast cancer cases in the United Kingdom every year. MBC is when the cancer has spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other parts of the body such as the brain or the bones.

There are a number of different tests for assessing risk, but the Gail model and the Tyrer-Cuzick model are among the most commonly used.

However, what is alarming is that about 85 percent of breast cancers occur in women with no family history of breast cancer. Some other symptoms can include common redness or swollen lymph nodes.

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