Saturday, October 9, 2010

Breast Cancer

Remember this month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month,  Try to do regular checks on yourself, if you have never checked your breasts before just follow these simple 4 steps below:

  • 1
    Start by taking off your shirt and bra and stand in front of a mirror that is clean and in good lighting. Look at your breasts for any physical abnormalities, lumps, bumps, indents (don't count those stretch marks ladies, we all have them!) While you are doing your exam make sure you glance at the nipple once in a while to make sure there is no discharge, unless you are breast feeding, in that case it is perfectly normal.

  • 2
    Perform your self breast exam lying down with no clothes or bra on. If it feels weird, just relax, remind yourself that you are doing something that is good for your body and completely normal.

  • 3
    Pretend that your breast is a clock! Start your self breast exam by putting your left hand behind your head, and checking the left breast starting at the twelve o'clock position. Take the pads of your first three fingers and gently but firmly press into the breast tissue, rub firmly to feel around for any bumps, lumps, or other wise abnormal spots. It's going to hurt just a bit. Keep moving around the breast from the twelve o'clock position in a clockwise pattern until you come back to the twelve o'clock point.

  • 4
    Keep rotating around the "clock" getting closer and closer to the nipple, and be sure to check often for nipple discharge. Then move to your left armpit and do the same thing. Check in tissue around the breast and in the armpit as throughly as you do the breast. If you find a lump, don't over re-act, a lot of people get blocked sweat glads in the armpit. However, you do want to call your doctor immediately just to be on the safe side.

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    1. Grat Neen! Have a lovely weekend too!

    2. Thank you neen for posting that guide, it is essential that we all check to make sure nothing is there xxx

    3. Great for you to spread the word.

    4. Hi B - hope your weekend is a fab one
      Hi Melanie- yes its so so importand its also important that men check their chest too - as men can get breast cancer
      Hi Clara- thanks very much xx


    Thank you for the comment - I will always try to answer them here, Have a lovely day xxx