Your Quick Breast Check Guide

Posted on: February 17th, 2010 by Thamar Houliston

Love your breasts. Give them a good once-over to make sure they’re healthy. Here’s how…

If you’ve never done a breast self-exam before or feel like you need a refresher course, don’t fear the worst – follow these easy steps below.

Remember: It is best to self test yourself at same time of the month every month – comparing month alike. The best time to do a self-examination is about a week after your period starts.

Quick Stats

- One in eight women worldwide will suffer from this life-threatening disease.
- 50 percent of female breast cancer is detected by their partners.
- Less than 1% of all new breast cancer cases occur in men.
- One in 29 women diagnosed each year with this disease.
- If detected early breast cancer is 98% curable.

Did you know these weird facts about your assets?

  1. Step One
  2. Step Two
  3. Step Three
  4. Step Four
  5. Step Five and Six

Step One

breast exam1-lie down.JPGPlace a pillow under the shoulder of the breast you're examining. Keep the arm on that side raised. The exam is done while lying down. This is because when lying down the breast tissue spreads evenly over the chest wall and is as thin as possible, making it much easier to feel all the breast tissue.

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