How to Do Self Breast Exam

A reality, about 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime and the percent doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister or daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being a woman),age (growing older),geneticsbeing overweight and the exposure to chemicals in Plastic, so early detection is the key to fighting breast cancer.

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We at SexyLocker continue our commitment to carry this message of self-exam to all women. Please do it, only takes a few minutes!

Below is quick guide for you. Please read it all:

How Do I Examine My Breasts?

It's truly important to examine your breasts once a month and try to choose the same time each month because breasts usually change with the menstrual cycle. The best time to do the self-exam is about a week after your period starts.

There are two parts to check:

1. The look

2. The feel

How to do in the shower:

Fingers flat move gently over every part of each breast. Use your right hand to examine the left breast, left hand for the right breast. Check for any lump, hard knot, or thickening. Carefully observe any changes in your breasts.

How to do in a mirror:

Inspect your breasts with your arms at your sides. Next, raise your arms high overhead.

Look for any changes in the contour of each breast, a swelling, a dimpling of the skin, or changes in the nipples. Then rest your palms on your hips and press firmly to flex your chest muscles. Left and right breasts will not exactly match. Few women's breasts do.

How to do Lying down:

Place a pillow under your right shoulder and put your right arm behind your head. With the fingers of your left hand flat, press your right breast gently in small circular motions, moving vertically or in a circular pattern covering the entire breast.

Use light, medium, and firm pressure. Squeeze the nipple; check for discharge and lumps. Repeat these steps for your left breast.

If you have find any of these problems, you should talk to your doctor:

• Pain in your breast that seems unrelated to your period

• A new lump, bump, or other change in your breast

• A red, hot, or swollen breast

• Fluid or bloody discharge from your nipple

• A lump in your armpit or near your collarbone

• Any questions or concerns about your breasts

Do it your loved ones, it's easy!

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