HOW TO DO A BREAST EXAM

A breast self-exam is an inspection of your breasts that helps increase your breast awareness.

If you notice new breast changes, discuss these with your doctor. Though most breast changes detected during a self-exam for breast awareness have benign causes, some changes may signal something serious, such as breast cancer.

Here is How to do a Breast Exam

IN FRONT OF A MIRROR.

Examine your breast with hands down.

Examine breast and armpit with raised arm

Place your arms on your hips to engage the muscles.

IN THE SHOWER

Raise your left arm above your head

Examine your left breast with your right hand

Repeat the same procedure for the right breast.

ON THE BED

Place a pillow under your right shoulder and right hand behind your head

Press your left fingers pad on breast in a circular direction

Check your nipple switch to other breast from the start.

WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR

  • If you feel any lumps or skin dimpling.
  • Change in appearance
  • A nipple that is slightly depressed inward (retracted)
  • Scaliness
  • Redness
  • Discharge
  • Rash

Remember

Breast self-exam, or regularly examining your breasts on your own, can be an important way to find a breast cancer early, and it’s more likely to be treated successfully.

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This October take advantage of the M.P Shah Breast Clinic 50% special and get screened.

Clinic Schedule:

M.P. SHAH Main Hospital Doctors Plaza (Waridi Centre)

Monday and Wednesday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Village Medical Centre

Thursday and Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

To book an appointment call: 0204291327/500/100

Or email us at: breastclinic@mpshahhosp.org

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