How to exactly examine your breast

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Every woman should examine their breasts once a month. It is the easiest way to detect changes in the breast tissue. If you notice any changes, we recommend visiting your gynaecologist for a check-up.

Check your breasts once a month, also after your menopause. Ideally two or three days after the beginning of your period.

Step 1

Lift your arm and examine your breast and armpit as well as your breast fold. Use massage oil or shower gel and the tips of your fingers.

Step 2

Firmly but smoothly run your fingertips from the bottom of your breast to the top, vice versa, outwards from the nipples and in circles.

Step 3

Look at your breasts in the mirror and check for lumps or indentations, redness, other changes in the skin as well as for any changes in the nipples.

The most common breast cancer symptoms are:

  • Indentations
  • Visible lump
  • Inverted nipple
  • Blood-like secretion from the nipple
  • Changes in the texture of the skin
  • Changes in the colour of the areolas

If you notice any of these changes, please consult your gynaecologist.