Breast Self-Examination

Breast Cancer Awareness month is here. This month we want to make sure you are doing everything that is in your hands to have an early detection in case you were to suffer breast cancer. As you probably already heard, early detection is key to a successful recovery. It is as easy as taking 5 minutes a month to check if everything is okay with your breasts.

Monthly breast self-exams can keep you familiar with the look and feel of your breasts, making it easier to identify and share any changes with your primary care provider. Most women will notice changes throughout the month. In this normal pattern of change, breasts can feel swollen, tender, lumpy and sometimes painful.

According to the Johns Hopkins Medical Center: “Forty percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump, so establishing a regular breast self-exam is very important”.

Use this infographic to conduct your own monthly breast self-exam.

Breast Self-Examination