7.10.10

touch your boobs

In honor of breast cancer month, I want to encourage you all to touch your boobs. I think many of us have been touched by breast cancer in some way (my grandmother had it) and early detection is key. I am so thankful that I still have my grandmother here to travel through life with me (and to watch me get married next weekend!)

Even if you are young, you should do breast examinations at least once a month. It helps you to become familiar with your body so you will notice any changes in the future.

STEP 1: LOOK FOR CHANGES

In the mirror:
* Hold your arms at your side
* Hold your hands over your head

* Press your hands on your hips and tighten your chest muscles
* Bend forward with your hands on your hips

STEP 2: FEEL FOR CHANGES

Lying down:
* Lie down on your back with a pillow under your right shoulder
* Use the pads of the three middle fingers on your left hand to check your right breast
* Press using light, medium, and firm pressure in a circle without lifting your fingers off the skin

* Follow and up and down pattern
* Feel for changes in your breast, above and below your collar bone and in your armpit
* Repeat on your left breast using your right hand

Step 2 can be repeated while bathing or showering using soapy hands.

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2 comments:

  1. i love this! as a future health professional, i love that you're making this message!!

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  2. Done and done...
    Happy Weekend!
    xxx

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