Did you know that when breast cancer is detected early, in the localized stage, the 5-year survival rate is with 40% of diagnosed breast cancers being self-detected, establishing what is “normal” for you is an important step to knowing your body.When you educate yourself, you empower yourself to make better decisions. Knowledge is power!
LEARN HOW TO CHECK YOURSELF
By giving your breasts daily massages and establishing a monthly self-check routine will help you know them and know when something isn’t right. Remember having boobies is normal and so is feeling them up! So #CHECKYOURSELFIE!
Look in the mirror and see what you’ve got going on. Put your hands over your head and then on your hips. boob and side boob are created equal, so be sure to include both.
Next, keep looking in the mirror and put one hand behind your head. Now place three ﬁngers to your breast and check for anything that strikes you as weird or not your “normal.”
UP AND DOWN
Move your three ﬁngers in small circles with different levels of pressure. Choose easy, medium and then hard while walking your ﬁngers to the next area, instead of lifting them off your boobies.
Cover your entire breast up and down and into the armpit area, ﬁnishing inside your armpit. Leave no breast area unchecked! Side boobs are boobies too. Spend extra time in your pits where your lymphatic system lives and where many breast cancers develop – they may need extra circle massage love.
Lastly, squeeze each nipple. If there is any discharge or pain, see a doctor right away.