Finding breast cancer early is the main goal of routine breast care. That's why it's so important to follow a plan for preventive care. Finding problems early gives you the best chance of successful treatment. Routine care can also help find other noncancerous (benign) conditions, too. Talk with a healthcare provider about your breast cancer risk to decide on the best preventive care plan for you.
All women should get to know how their breasts normally look and feel, which is why self-exams are so important. Doing this can help you notice any changes more easily. Women 50 and older should schedule annual mammograms.