5 Tips for Breast Self-Exams
Healthcare professionals agree that the best way to combat breast cancer is with early detection. In order to do so, women must perform regular self-exams on their breasts. It might be uncomfortable at first, but it will soon become a simple part of your routine.
Here are five tips for completing a breast self-check.
- Stand with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips and look at your breasts in a mirror. Breasts should be their usual size, shape, and color and evenly shaped without visible distortion or swelling. If you see any of the following changes, bring them to your doctor's attention:
- Dimpling, puckering, or bulging of the skin
- A nipple that has changed position or an inverted nipple
- Redness, soreness, rash, or swelling
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