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Breast Self- Exam

Your doctor is the only person who can give you clear answer, still you have to check your breasts from time to time, you have to know how to make self-check for breast cancer.


So how do we have to do this breast self-exam, follow these steps:

  • You have to stand naked (from above) in front of the mirror, look very carefully at your breast. Don’t get afraid if they are not equal in sizes most of women’s breasts are not. you have to seek and change in color, size, and shape. Inspect your nipples and look for any sores, peeling, or change in the direction of the nipples.


  • princ_rf_photo_of_breast_cancer_illustrationNext, place your hands on your hips and press down firmly to tighten the chest muscles beneath your breasts. Turn from side to side so you can inspect the outer part of your breasts.

  • Then bend forward toward the mirror. Roll your shoulders and elbows forward to tighten your chest muscles. Your breasts will fall forward. Look for any changes in the shape or contour of your breasts.

  • photolibrary_rf_photo_of_self_breast_examNow, clasp your hands behind your head and press your hands forward. Again, turn from side to side to inspect your breasts’ outer portions. Remember to inspect the border underneath your breasts. You may need to lift your breasts with your hand to see this area.

  • Check your nipples for discharge (fluid). Place your thumb and forefinger on the tissue surrounding the nipple and pull outward toward the end of the nipple. Look for any discharge. Repeat on your other breast.

At the end of the day, it is only your doctor who can give you the correct answer, you don’t need to wait till after your 4o to make a regular breast examination.

The information in this post is based on WebMD website.

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