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May 20, 2017

Did you know that roughly 43% of breast cancer is self detected? That means that the person found something abnormal themselves, went to their provider, and then it was diagnosed.

Monthly self-breast exams are vital. Here are some great steps provided by Breastcancer.org to help you make sure that you are examining your breasts correctly!

Step 1: Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips.

Here's what you should look for:

  • Breasts that are their usual size, shape, and color

  • Breasts that are evenly shaped without visible distortion or swelling

If you see any of the following changes, bring them to your doctor's attention:

  • Dimpling, puckering, or bulging of the skin

  • A nipple that has changed position or an inverted nipple (pushed inward instead of sticking out)

  • Redness, soreness, rash, or swelling

Step 2: Now, raise your arms and look for the same changes.

Step 3: While you're at the mirror, look for any sign...

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