Breast care

Finding changes in the nipples and skin and on the shape and circumference of the breast.
• Then raise your arms and compare the breasts. Are there differences between right and left? Such differences may be skin irregularities, contracted nipples, altered breast shape, formation of new wrinkles, etc.
• This is followed by scanning. This is done with all the fingers of the flat hand. Then take each breast separately. All sections should be scanned as thoroughly as possible. In almost all women, the mammary gland is thicker in the left or right upper quarter of the chest than in the other areas of the chest.
• Take the nipples between the thumb and index finger and slightly twist the fingers together. Sometimes liquid can escape. Look for the color.
• Now you should perform circular scanning of the breast again. This time, however, lying down. Pay particular attention to the lower chest region.
• Push your armpits. There are sometimes palpable lymph nodes. Even though you should go to the doctor, this does not mean anything negative. Have a look at it carefully.


Austrian Breast Cancer Early Detection Program

Who is eligible?
All women over 40 years of age who are insured with a health insurance fund participating in the breast cancer screening program can participate in the program.
Women from 45 to 69 years of age go to the examination with the e-card, which is released every two years for early detection mammography.
Women from 40 to 44 and from 70 years onwards can register with the service line 0800 500 181 or online for the program and then go to the examination every two years with the e-card.

How can I unsubscribe from the program?
If you do not wish to participate in the program and receive no further invitations, you have the option to unsubscribe from the program. In the future, you will therefore waive the social insurance benefit of early detection mamma- graphy until you revoke it. For this purpose, please call 0800 500 181 for a form which will be sent back to you for confirmation to this service. You can register at any time at the Telefon-Serviceline or online at
www.frueh-erkennen.at. The log-off is only valid for early detection mammography. Mammography in case of medical necessity continues to be based on medical assignment
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