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Breast Self Examination

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    All women should regularly check their boobs (breasts).

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    Why?

    It is important to check your boobs (breasts) regularly. You will then notice changes in your boobs (breasts). You may find a lump which could be an early sign of cancer.

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    How to check your boobs (breasts)?

    Feel around your boobs (breasts) in a circular movement.

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    Feel behind your nipple.

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    You can look for any changes in your boobs (breasts) in the mirror.

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    Look in the mirror, put your arms on your hips and look at your boobs (breasts).

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    Put your arms above your head and look at your boobs (breasts).

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    What to look for

    A nipple that has changed-going in instead of out (Inverted nipple).

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    Lump.

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    Dimpling.

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    Dripping.

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    Redness, rash.

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    Pain.

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    One breast bigger than the other.

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    When to check your boobs (breasts)?

    Try to check your boobs (breasts) at least once a month at the same time of the month. The best time is 1 week after your period.

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    Where do we check our boobs (breasts)?

    This can be done in private in your own home.

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    On your bed

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    In your shower

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    If you find any changes in your boobs (breasts), phone your doctor for an appointment.