Tuesday, November 25, 2008

November check yourself reminder

This is to remind you to check your breast. You only need to it it properly once a month

I know there is conflicting info out there on how to check them - the main thing is that you do.

These helpful hints were from The Inspiration Room

Check for any unusual thickening of the breast tissue. Raise your arm above your head, with your fingers flat apply pressure in small circles.
Check that one breast hasn’t become larger or lower than the other.
Check for any changes to your nipples or any skin irritations around them.
Check for any changes to skin texture. Look for puckering or dimpling of the skin.
Look for any unusual lumps or lumpy areas in your breasts or armpits.
If you find anything unusual or feel pain when checking out your breasts, talk to your doctor immediately.

Remember there are no rules. There is no wrong ways to check out your breasts. You just have to check them regularly enough to know if there are any changes.

The goal is to be familiar with what your breasts look and feel like normally so you’ll know if there are any changes.


Isabella said...

Thankx Sarah for the reminder, It is good to be reminded.

Leanne said...

A great post.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Thanks for the reminder - it is easy to forget when life is busy!