Every 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer in the term of their lifetime. In 2016, a whooping 246,660 cases of breast cancer are expected to spring up in the U.S. alone. All this is due to the disturbing lifestyles we lead today, among other petty factors.
But, a bit of awareness and regular checkups can reverse the situation. For this, here is a small tutorial on how to check for the symptoms yourself. This article will only let you have a quick idea. Thereafter, it is required that you consult a specialist before jumping to any easy conclusions!
Women’s boobs are censored on many websites.
Even if breast self-examination tutorials are to be put up online. But, a man’s are not. And, hence we use that as a weapon of mass awareness for breast cancer.
First of all, stand in front of a mirror.
Place your hands on your hips.
See for any changes in the skin.
That does it include any swelling, lumps, or redness.
Then, take your hands over your head.
This is to check for the shape distortion, if any!
Now, use three of your fingers.
Press the skin from your armpit downward and cover an entire circle, spiraling towards the nipple.
If you feel any lump or irregularity, consult a gynecologist.
There are three steps to the process.
First is this technique of breast self-examination.
Next, a visit to the gynecologist regularly.
Third, a mammogram.
For further detail check out the video here!
Stay healthy. Detecting such a disease early on is a crucial step in its prevention or cure. Do share this important piece of advice with your loved ones.