How to self-exam your breasts?
Self-exam is very important in order to detect any abnormality in your breasts. You should perform a self-exam at least once a month, but it is not a substitute for an appointment with your gynecologist or doctor.
You don't know how to do it? Don't worry, we'll explain everything to you.
Look at yourself in the mirror, check that there is nothing abnormal (discharge of liquid, blood, cracks, dimples, folds or peeling skin through the nipple...).
Use the tips of your three fingers to massage your breasts in small circles and check that there is nothing abnormal.
Examine your entire breast from top to bottom as shown in the illustration and look for any abnormal lumps or indentations under the skin.
Do this examination over the entire breast, not forgetting the armpit area! The majority of breast cancers develop in this area.
Finally, pinch each nipple. If you notice any discharge or pain, see a doctor.
Here are a few tips :
Preferably examine your breasts one week after your period ends.
A self-test is no substitute for a visit to your gynaecologist or doctor!
Repeat this examination once a month and if possible at the same time.
Cancer is not age-dependent, it's important to take care of your breasts from the time you are a teenager.
And don't forget, love your breasts and be proud of them ♥