In the UK every woman aged 50-70 is invited for a regular mammogram every 3 years, as part of the NHS. Even with the breast screening programme, many lumps in the breast are often first spotted by the patient. This could be because the woman may be too young to have a mammogram, or possibly because she is older than 70.
The earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the easier it is likely to be treated,
and the better chance of a cure.
The NHS breast screening programme has a Be Breast Aware leaflet, which you can download from their website. The leaflet is available in many different languages.
You can help fundraise for Breast Cancer Awareness here