Breast Health Info

Latest Statistics

  • Mammograms: 11,764
  • Clinical Breast Examinations: 109,932
  • Women Educated on Breast Health: 301,789
  • Breast Check Referrals: 2,158
  • Male Breast Check Education: 4,127
  • Male Breast Check Examinations: 1,577
  • Male Breast Check Referrals: 9
  • Pap Smears: 903
  • Last updated: 9 May 2017

Mammograms

A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast and uses radiation. It is a tool used to diagnose breast cancer.
What is compression and why is it used?
Compression is a plastic plate that moves down onto the breast once the breast has been positioned on the machine.

Self Examinations

It is important to do monthly self examinations – follow the steps below to learn how easy it is.
If you would like to print our educational leaflet or poster (in English, Afrikaans, SeSotho, IsiZulu and Xhosa, then click below to download a PDF and print.

Your Breasts

Some of this information is based on material published by the Irish Cancer Society, with their permission.
Everyone´s breasts are different. Some are small and some large. Some are lumpy, while others are smooth. It is important to know how your breasts normally feel and that they will feel different closer to and during menstruation.

More Balls Than Most

More Balls Than Most is the brother charity of PinkDrive. MBTM’s focus is Prostate and Testicular Education and Awareness.

Myths and Facts

Cancer is a disease of the wealthy and developed countries.
Only old people get cancer
Cancer is a death sentence
Cancer is my fate
We must not talk about cancer

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