Breast Self-Examination 101

It’s important that you get to know your breasts intimately so you can head to the doctor as soon as you notice any changes.

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This is important as early detection significantly improves the outcomes of treatment options. But, if you’re going to commit to doing regular breast self-examinations it is important to know what you’re looking for…

Changes that need to be checked out range from lumps, an unusual size increase of one breast, irregular nipple discharge and more. Here are warning signs to look out for according to CANSA:

CANSA breast cancer warning signs

CANSA breast cancer warning signs

It is suggested that women of all ages do a breast self-examination every month.

CANSA has a step-by-step guide for you to follow if it’s your first time doing a breast self-examination:

CANSA Breast Self-Examination Guide

CANSA Breast Self-Examination Guide

PLUS: Find Out What Else That Breast Lump Could Be

For more information, go to cansa.org.za.

DISCLAIMER: You must not rely on the information on this website/newsletter as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.

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