Why can't I make an appointment for an acute problem?
If you notice a change in your breast, it's important to contact your treating physician directly. For example, this applies to symptoms such as lumps you felt in your breast, dents or hardening of the breast, as well as visible deformation, skin changes or an inverted or bleeding nipple, as well as other secretions from the nipple.
In this case your treating physician will have any suspected breast cancer investigated immediately. This may require a variety of examinations. The treating physician will then discuss with you which examination will be used in your specific case. This so-called curative examination will be performed separately from the mammography screening.
The mammography screening on the other hand is an examination to detect breast cancer early in women 50 to 69 years of age who do not have any symptoms of breast cancer. Women are invited to these every two years.
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