The commonly available emergency contraceptive pill is taken as a single dose, but can also be split as two doses over a 12 hour interval. Its common trade name is Levonelle (but also available in other names), and should be taken within 3 days of unprotected sex for maximal effect.
You need to consult a doctor when you notice new or unusual lumpiness that does not change with the menstrual cycle. Skin changes on the breast that warrant consultation include redness, itchiness and dimpling. And if the nipple has an unusual discharge, turns inwards or becomes flatter, a consultation is also indicated
This is an annual campaign not only to raise awareness about breast cancer, but also to remind women to take steps for prevention, screening and early detection of the disease. Other gynecological cancers should also not be forgotten. This annual event should serve as a prompt for screening for other cancers as well.