Supporting national breast cancer awareness month; the best protection is early detection
The American Cancer Society advises all women to be familiar with how their breasts normally look and feel. Talk with your healthcare professional about monthly breast self-exams.
Guide to breast self-exam in the shower.
Put your left hand behind your head. With the finger pads of your right hand, feel your entire left breast and armpit area. Switch arms and repeat the exam on your right breast.
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- Breast lump or mass that may or may not be painful.
- Lump or swelling under arm or around collarbone.
- Skin irritation, dimpling, or swelling of the whole breast or a portion.
- Breast or nipple pain, or nipple turning inward.
- Redness, scaliness or thickening of nipple or breast skin.
- Nipple discharge, other than breast milk.
If you find a lump, notice any changes, or have any of the above symptoms, see your healthcare professional immediately.
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