Dr Roodt’s ad­vice

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Reg­u­larly ex­am­ine your breasts your­self – at the same time of the month, in the same po­si­tion – so you no­tice changes. Opin­ions on when to start go­ing for an­nual clin­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tions and mam­mo­grams are var­ied: UK guide­lines say from the age of 50. If you have a fam­ily his­tory of breast cancer, start go­ing for clin­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tions from age 35; your GP or breast sur­geon will de­cide when you should start go­ing for mam­mo­grams.

Be mind­ful of what’s go­ing on in your body and your psy­che. It’s not just body im­age – it’s ‘how am I psy­cho­log­i­cally, spir­i­tu­ally and phys­i­cally?’

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