Breast Cancer Awareness, Prevention, and Empowerment. Together, we can make a difference.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and the second most common cancer overall. In 2020, there were 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer and 685.000 deaths globally according to the World Health Organization.
Early detection is key to saving lives.
When breast cancer is detected early, it is more treatable and curable. Women should start getting regular mammograms at age 40, or earlier if they have a family history of breast cancer. Mammograms can detect breast cancer at its earliest stages, even before it can be felt.
In addition to regular mammograms, there are other things women can do to reduce their risk of breast cancer and improve their chances of early detection. These include:
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Exercising regularly
- Eating a healthy diet
- Avoiding alcohol and smoking
- Performing regular breast self-exams
BREAST EXAM FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
How should a Self-Breast Exam be performed?
If you find any changes in your breasts, such as a lump, thickening, or dimpling, it is important to see a doctor right away. Even if the changes are not cancerous, it is important to have them checked out.
To perform a breast self-exam, use the pads of your three middle fingers to gently but firmly press down on your entire breast and armpit area. Use light, medium, and firm pressure. Check both breasts each month, feeling for any new lumps, thicknenings, hardened knots, or any other breast changes.
Here are some additional tips for breast self-exam:
- Start at the nipple and move in a circular motion outward toward the chest wall.
- Overlap your circles so that you don't miss any areas.
- Be sure to check under your arms and along your collarbone.
- If you find any changes, such as a lump, thickening, or dimpling, see a doctor right away
When lying down, the breast tissue spreads out evenly along the chest wall. Place a pillow under your right shoulder and put your right arm behind your head. Using your left hand, move the pads of your 3 middle fingers around your right breast, covering the entire breast area and armpit.
Use light, medium, and firm pressure to feel for any new lumps, thickenings, hardened knots, or any other breast changes. Also squeeze the nipple to check for discharge. Repeat these steps for your left breast.
With your arms at your sides, visually inspect your breasts, looking for any changes in the contour or shape of the breasts, any dimpling, swelling, or other skin irregularities on or around the breasts, or any changes in the nipples.
Next, rest your palms on your hips and press firmly to flex your chest muscles. Look for any dimpling, puckering, or other changes, particularly on one side. Note that the left and right breasts will not exactly match—few women’s breasts are perfectly symmetrical.
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Here are some additional tips for early detection of breast cancer:
- Be aware of your breasts and know what is normal for you.
- Pay attention to any changes in your breasts, such as a lump, thickening, or dimpling.
- See a doctor right away if you find any changes.
- Get regular mammograms starting at age 40, or earlier if you have a family history of breast cancer.
- Talk to your doctor about other ways to reduce your risk of breast cancer, such as maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet.
Breast cancer is a serious disease, but it is important to remember that there is hope. With early detection and treatment, most women with breast cancer can survive and thrive.
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