BREAST SELF-EX­AM­I­NA­TION

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Check your breasts once a month, seven to 10 days af­ter the start of your pe­riod, when your breast tis­sue is the least swollen or ten­der. If you no longer men­stru­ate, set a fixed date each month to con­duct the self-check.

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR:

A lump that per­sists A change in the size or shape of one breast

Dim­pling or puck­er­ing of the skin (like orange peel)

Re­trac­tion (pulling in) of the nip­ple

Any clear or bloody nip­ple dis­charge

AND VARY THE PRES­SURE…

Use light pres­sure to feel the tis­sue just un­der the skin, medium pres­sure to feel a lit­tle deeper and firm pres­sure to feel the tis­sue close to your breast­bone and ribs. Use each pres­sure level to feel your breast tis­sue be­fore mov­ing on to the next spot. When feel­ing your breasts, use the pads of your hands on your three mid­dle fin­gers – not your fin­ger­tips.

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