In order to protect yourself from breast cancer it is vitally important to examine your breasts regularly. You are the best one to do this on yourself, because you can tell if there are any changes.
Here are the things to look for as you examine your breasts and underarm area:
- A change in the size or shape of the breast.
- Any lumps or knots or hard places that are new.
- Warmth with swelling.
- Dimpling of the skin.
- Contracting of the nipple inward.
- Discharge from the nipple.
You should also have a mammogram every year to detect changes. If there are any changes see your doctor immediately because early detection saves lives.
For more information of breast cancer prevention use the resource below.
American Cancer Society
- Susan Quinn