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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