is a very life changing event. It is a destroyer of homes and a killer of dreams. Sometimes it is carried undetected and it advances, waiting, lurking, and growing until it is too late.
This does not have to be and should not be the case. Monthly Self-Examinations for Lumps, abnormalities, and disfigurement that can lead to Breast Cancer are essential for the early detection and treatment of
If you notice any changes in the texture, size, looks, or feel of one or both breasts you should see your primary health care professional.
A way you can be proactive in the fight against
is to perform a self exam at the same time routinely every month. By doing the self examinations by schedule you can easier find any abnormalities.
The breasts should be approximately the same size but this is not always the case and one may be larger than the other.
Check for any discoloration from the top to the bottom of each breast. Place your fingers on your breast and gently palpate in an overlapping pattern from top to bottom to include the underside. Repeat this process on the other breast.
Should you find any abnormalities log them on paper and contact your primary health care provider (P.H.P.).
It is very important to have examinations performed by your P.H.P. routinely; the amount of time recommended between exams varies by age and risk factors.
Your P.H.P. may ask you to have a mammogram. This is a procedure usually done in the x-ray department performed by an x-ray technician. The process is sometimes uncomfortable but the benefits far outweigh any discomfort. It is basically an x-ray of the breast and provides your P.H.P. with valuable information regarding you health and risk for
Breast health should not be dismissed in both male and females; that’s right men can have breast cancer also! Please see your Primary Health Care Provider and PLEASE help spread knowledge and awareness of BREAST CANCER.