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How To Do A Breast Exam

Did you know, there’s the possibility that one in eight women will be diagnosed with Breast cancer and in 2015 there was diagnosis of 15,740 new cases of the disease.

The risk of you being diagnosed of breast cancer increases by 10% if you have a mother, sister or daughter who had been diagnosed with the disease. However, survival rate stands at 90% when detected in its early stages.

 

Here is a step by step of knowing the symptoms and how to do a self examination.

 

IF YOU FEEL SOMETHING ISN’T RIGHT PLEASE SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE.

 

STEP 1

Perform monthly self exams, get to know your body. Recognise any changes, lift your arm in the air and feel in a circular motion. (demonstration) The best time to examine is 7-10 days after your monthly cycle. Not uncommon to feel lumps, due to cysts, scar tissue and swollen glands.

 

STEP 2

Know what you are looking for. Eg anything that feels hard, its usually painless and unmoveable. Also examine underneath your arm.

 

STEP 3

Recognise any skin and nipple changes, any pain, redness, itchiness, un usual discharge seek medical advice.

 

STEP 4

See your doctor and get an annual breast exams every year after 40. If you have family history please inform your doctor.

 

PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.

 

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DID YOU KNOW everyday 2 women under 40 are newly diagnosed.

 

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