Self breast exams could be life-saving. Dr Vickie shares how to properly carry out the procedure
The importance of self breast examination cannot be overemphasised as it is a simple daily procedure that has proven over the years to be lifesaving but many people don’t know how to do it properly which is why HealthNewsNG‘s Dr. Vickie has decided to share this guideline on how to properly perform self breast examination.
Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips.
Here’s what you should look for:
- Breasts that are their usual size, shape, and color
- Breasts that are evenly shaped without visible distortion or swelling
If you see any of the following changes, bring them to your doctor’s attention:
- Dimpling, puckering, or bulging of the skin
- A nipple that has changed position or an inverted nipple (pushed inward instead of sticking out)
Redness, soreness, rash, or swelling