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How to do self breast examination

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How to do self breast examination

Step1:

  • Stand before a mirror. Clasp hands behind your head and press handsforward while watching closely the level of the nipples, any nipple retraction or dimpling of skin anywhere on the breast.

Step2:

  • Press hands firmly on hips and bow slightly towards the mirror as you pull your shoulders and elbows forward and look for the same things as in Step 1.

Step3:

  • Use fingers of your right hand to feel for any unusual lump.

Step4:

  • Repeat the exam on your right breast.

Step5:

  • Gently squeeze each nipple and look for a discharge.

Step6:

  • Lie down and repeat steps 3 and 5.