Once every month is primordial to take a few minutes to get to know your breast a little bit better, this is a commitment for your own safety and/or the responsibility to remind it to all of your beloved special women.
In this entry, we want to share some information that guide you in the way to the self-examination and the principal reasons why you should do it often.
Why is it important to self-examinate your breast?
The importance of the self-exams is the early diagnostic, because its said that at least one in every 9 women are expected to develop this type of cancer in their lifetime… but most importantly, around 40% of diagnosed breast are detected thanks to the self-examination due to that women felt a lump.
What steps do you need to follow in your self-exam?
To perform a self-exam, please note these following steps:
- First you should lay down and place a pillow under your right shoulder and put you right arm behind you head.
- Using your left hand, you have to move the pads of your finger around your right breast in small circular motions, you should cover the entire breast area and armpit.
- Repeat the same steps for your left boob.
How often you should perform a self-exam?
Take into consideration, that the more often you perform a self-exam, the more aware you are to take actions in time for you own safety. That’s why it is recommended to do it once per month, we suggest you to choose a day each month, and set a reminder in your calendar so you don’t forget.
Although you cannot prevent this type of cancer, there are some habits that helps reduce the possibilities of risk. So please, in this month we truly hope you become aware about what you can do to prevent this disease for you or the woman you love, and together fight the pink battle!
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