BE BREAST AWARE
Be breast aware in 3 easy steps!
The best day to check your breast is on the day after your period ended -
that's when the swell is usually gone and you can identify anything unusual.
It is important that you don't get scared to properly check them, in case
you find something! Most of the time, it is merely an innocent knot or hardened tissue that will not cause any harm. Hence, the first step should always be
to go to your gynaecologist or GP to get a professional diagnosis.
Those breast self checks are ideal for women under 40 - even if this
might not be the core target group for breast cancer, the habit of checking yourself once a month can benefit you at a later age! Anything that might come along then, you will potentially be able to catch it early, which increases chances of a cure.
If you had more than two cases of breast cancer in your family and / or are above 40, it is advisable to do regular mammograms. Please speak to your doctor who will provide you with details, respectively refer you.