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How to Check Your Breasts for Lumps?

Breast cancer awareness is important. Every woman needs to conscientiously check her breast for lumps after she turns 20. If she finds one, she should consult her doctor. Some lumps are normal, but others can be a sign of breast cancer. According to breast cancer facts, every woman should know how to check your breasts for lumps.

Step 1

It isn’t hard to learn how to check your breasts for lumps. Just remove your shirt and bra, and stand in front of a mirror. Check your breasts for any wrinkles or dimples with your arms in different positions: at your side, raised and clasped behind your head, and with your hands on your hips. Flex your chest.

Step 2

Lie down on the bed on your back. Put a pillow under the left shoulder, fold your left arm and put your hand under your head. Use the three middle fingers on your right hand and begin moving in circles around the breast on the outside and work in to the nipple. Press the nipple to see if any liquid comes out.

Step 3

Check the lymph nodes by going up to the neck, down under the arm and up the underside of the arm about four inches. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the right side.

Learning how to check your breasts for cancer is the best way for preventing cancer.

The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.