Learn Breast Self-examination & Care for Breast Health

Learn Breast Self-examination & Care for Breast Health

Breast cancer is the no.1 killer of females. One in three women in the world may suffer from breast cancer. It is significant for females to learn self-examination on breasts. Experts from Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou introduce approaches of breast self-examination and remind females to care for breasts.

The approaches of breast self-examination are as follows:

1. Observation:
It is suitable for you to check breasts before you take a bath. It begins with looking at your breasts in the mirror after you take off your clothes. You need to focus on the breast symmetry, shape, size, color. Pay attention to abnormal changes including nipple retraction, nipple discharge, shrinking of breast skin, desquamation of breast skin, and change of breast contour.

Raise your left arm, and use your right hand to feel your left breast and then your left hand to feel your right breast. Use a firm, smooth touch with the first few fingers of your hand, keeping the fingers flat and together. Use a circular motion to feel the breast. Cover the entire breast from the bottom to top, side to side. You can begin at the outer edge of the breast, moving in circles until you reach the nipple. Meanwhile, you need to check your armpit lymph nodes. Besides, squeeze your nipple gently and observe whether there is fluid or not. If you find abnormal or bloody fluid discharging, you must see a doctor as soon as possible.

3. Lying down to check:
It is easier to check while you are lying down because breast becomes flat at that time. Cover your entire breast, using the same hand movements described in approach 3.

Experts from Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou pointed out that monthly breast self-examination helps you detect breast cancer in the early stage. Every female should learn breast self-examination and care for the breast health.

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