early detection of breast cancer

Breast Self Examination


First you stand erect in front of a mirror and check both the breasts for anything unusual - asymmetry, dimpling, puckering, discharge from nipple.

Breast Self Examination


Raise both of your arms.

Breast Self Examination


Now you start examining lower-inner 1/4th portion in the same way. Here you can feel a hard cord of tissue, but do not worry, it is very natural.

Breast Self Examination


Now put your left arm down and start examining below your armpit with your fingers.

Breast Self Examination


Now gently examine your breast from upper outer 1/4 portion towards the armpit.

Breast Self Examination


Lastly examine your breast from the lower inner portion towards nipple.

Breast Self Examination


Lie flat on your bed and check your right breast with left arm and left breast with right arm. If you start from your left breast, then put a towel, or a cloth, or a pillow under you left shoulder and put your left hand behind your head. Use four fingers of your right hand to begin touching your left breast gently and in a circular manner. Examine from upper-inner 1/4 th portion of the left breast to the nipple and examine all the sides of the nipple in the same manner.

Breast Self Examination


Now, put your right hand behind your head and put a thick towel under your right shoulder. Now, start examining your right breast with your left fingers in the same manner.