Feel for any change in breast tissue that could feel like a thickening, or a hard lump.
- Do this lying down, in the shower or bath when your hands are wet & soapy. With your right hand behind your head, use the pads of the 3 middle fingers on your left hand to examine your right breast.
- Using light pressure, then medium then firm pressure in a circular motion on your breast, follow an up and down pattern (diagrams A & B)
- Now feel for any changes above and below your collarbone and in the area of your armpit.
- Now repeat these teps on your left breast.
If in doubt, seek medical help and insist on at least an ultrasound or mammogram. Regular screening after the age of 40 is recommended
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