Which breast is cancer most found in? Fact 6: Breast cancer is more common in the left breast than the right. The left breast is 5 – 10% more likely to develop cancer than the right breast. The left side of the body is also roughly 5% more prone to melanoma (a type of skin cancer).
What are the steps to check for breast cancer?
- Breast exam. Your doctor will check both of your breasts and lymph nodes in your armpit, feeling for any lumps or other abnormalities.
- Mammogram. A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast.
- Breast ultrasound.
- Removing a sample of breast cells for testing (biopsy).
- Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
How can you detect breast cancer at home? With your arms relaxed by your sides, look for any changes in size, shape, or position, or any breast skin changes. Look for any puckering, dimpling, sores, or discoloration. Check your nipples and look for any sores, peeling, or change in their direction.
Does breast cancer show up in blood tests? Blood tests are not used to diagnose breast cancer, but they can help to get a sense of a person’s overall health. For example, they can be used to help determine if a person is healthy enough to have surgery or certain types of chemotherapy.