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.
The average life expectancy for women is ever increasing, and more women can expect to live for many years in the menopause.
There’s no question that things can feel grim during the menopause, what with hot flushes, mood swings and children leaving home!