Simple things that could CUT BREAST CANCER RISK
Women of all ages are encouraged to perform breast self-exams at least once a month. If in the shower, use the pads of your fingers, move around your entire breast in a circular pattern moving from the outside to the centre, checking the entire breast and armpit area. Or if in front of a mirror, visually inspect your breasts with your arms at your sides. Next, raise your arms high overhead. Look for any changes in the contour, any swelling, or dimpling of the skin, or changes in the nipples. Next, rest your palms on your hips and press firmly to flex your chest muscles. Or lying down, place a pillow under your right shoulder and your right arm behind your head. Using your left hand, move the pads of your fingers around your right breast gently in small, circular motions covering the entire breast area and armpit. Use light, medium, and firm pressure. Squeeze the nipple. Check for discharge and lumps. Repeat for the left breast. Check both breasts each month, feeling for any lump, thickening, or hardened knot. Notice any changes and get lumps evaluated by your health-care provider.