1. Stand in front of mirror and you arms by your sides. Take a good look at your breasts, and notice any dimpling? Do they look like similar? Do they look even? Are there any breast discharge?
2. Put your arms up, turning until you can see all the breast side. See any puckering or women, rash?
3. Your hands on your hips and bend down slowly. See any indentations? have a decent look from all angles.
Breast Self Examination Standing Position
Place your left arm across the back of your head. Use the three pads of your right hand fingers, do a massage, circular movement, do lightly, medium and firm pressure. It’s better to do varying circles movement, from small to larger, on each spot
It is important to do at all area of your breast, such as under your breast, the sides of your breast and on the middle of your chest. Especially the side areas, take up our armpit, and then check it thoroughly.
Don’t miss any part of your breast and do it your exam in a grid type pattern.
Using the opposite pads of the fingers to massage, when you have your arm is behind your head, and do circular massage, it helps you to have some sort of grid in your mind, to examine yourself
You can visually divide your breasts in wedges. Just imagine your breasts were a pie, and then you divide the pie into slices. Before moving on to the next slice you need to slice the pie at a time.
That means when you do breast self exam, you must start on one particular breast area, with your left arm behind your head and using three finger pads of your right hand, doing circular movement. Don’t forget to make vary of size of your movements and also the pressure. When you finished with that area, move to other next section, then continue until all surrounding the breast area has been examined
Do circular styles by starting off at their nipple, and go around their breast, which each time getting bigger, until all area has been examined, sometimes it was giddy.
Start on the middle of your chest and go across your breast to another side, then back again, into the middle. When you have completed one side, then repeat it on the other
Nipples and Armpits
Try to squeeze your nipple, it is part of your self breast exam, that means to find is there any nipple discharge. Find anything unusual like women, rash, sore, or lump
Now examine your armpit, do this wile you standing position. You may found lymph nodes, but don’t be panic, be tender with swollen lymph nodes, if you found one that does not mean you have breast cancer. Someone with swollen lymph nodes for many reasons, just like hormonal cycle, or when you are unwell, lymph nodes is usually in temporary time.
Self Breast Examination Laying Down Position
There are some different from doing your breast examination standing and lying down, some stories of women who have found their breast lump when in standing position, but couldn't find it in lying down position, but that is not the point, the important thing is which position you are more comfortable and make it become your routine, then when you do it, is going to be a lot quicker and efficient to do.