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3 Easy Steps to Do Your DIY Breast Self-Check

Doing a DIY breast self-check (medically known as a "breast self-examination") every month helps you to understand and be familiar with the condition of your breast 

 Breast Self Exam Step 1 Look  

Step 1: Look

Put your hands on your hips and look out for changes in breast shape, skin surface and nipple abnormalities. Raise your arms above your head to look for changes (especially dimples) on the underside of your breast.


Breast Self Exam Step 2 Touch

Step 2: Touch

Touch and feel your breast using your middle 3 fingers, moving in a circular motion from outer area towards the nipple. Gently squeeze your nipple to check for any discharge. 

Repeat this step for your other breast


Breast Self Exam Step 3 Check

Step 3: Touch

Check for lumps by examining your entire breast from your armpit to your cleavage with different pressure.

Repeat this step for your other breast.  

 

When Should You Do Your DIY Breast Self-Check?

Best Time to Do you Breast Check

A breast self-examination should be done once every month.

The best time to examine your breasts is 7 to 10 days after the start of your period, when your breast are least tender and least swollen.

If you no longer have periods, then choose a date that is easy to remember.


It is best done while lying down on the bed. You can also check while standing in the shower or in front of the mirror.   

Best Time to Do you Breast Check


What Are Some of The Changes To Look Out For?

Doing a breast self-examination every month helps you to understand and be familiar with the condition of your breasts.

Breast Symptoms

Consult your doctor should you detect any of the above changes. 

Most lumps or changes in the breast are not cancerous. Nevertheless, it is important to have them checked as soon as possible as a precaution.

What Are Your Next Steps

Knowing these steps will help you to be more confident and take charge of your health.

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Important to Do Mammogram Screening Even if you feel fine square 

A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. It can detect tiny abnormalities even before they can be felt, giving you the best chance for early detection 

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