Annalee. Age: 32.
Adult women of all ages are encouraged to perform breast self-exams at least once a month. Johns Hopkins Medical center states. Using the pads of your fingers, move around your entire breast in a circular pattern moving from the outside to the center, checking the entire breast and armpit area. Check both breasts each month feeling for any lump, thickening, or hardened knot.
Jazmine. Age: 28.
Breast cancer: How to do a self-examination
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Aylin. Age: 26.
Early detection and early treatment are the best ways to fight any cancer — and that can be especially true of breast cancer. There are many tools for breast cancer diagnosis and the American Cancer Society recommends examinations should be tailored to the individual: An annual mammogram for normal-risk women over 40 or an annual mammogram and MRI for high-risk women starting at age Both the ACS and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have backed away from breast self-exams as a recommendation to diagnose breast cancer — because the average person may not know the difference between true breast cancer symptoms and other physical changes, which may not be cancer-related. Preventive Services Task Force recommended against teaching breast self-examination grade D recommendation based on the lack of evidence regarding benefits and because of potential harms from false-positive findings.
Learn how to perform breast self-examination with these simple steps. This involves systematically and regularly checking your own breasts. This will help you to become familiar with the shape and form of your own breasts and to recognise any changes that may occur:.