How to do Breast Self-Examination – ROJoson

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How to do Breast Self-Examination
Reynaldo O. Joson, MD

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Stand in front of the mirror with both arms on the side and look for anything unusual in terms of symmetry and contour of the breasts as well as skin and nipple appearance.
Repeat inspection with both arms raised.

To palpate the right breast, keep your right hand raised while using the finger flats of your left hand to palpate in a clockwise manner.
Start palpating in circular motions at the 12 o clock position.
Repeat circular motions at least three times with each circle being deeper than the last taking note of any sings of lumps.
Repeat at the 1-2 o clock position
Then at the 3 o clock position
Then at the 4-5 o clock position
Then at the 6 o clock position
Then at the 7-8 o clock position
Then at the 9 o clock position
Then at the 10-11 o clock position
Then in front of the armpit
Then at area surrounding the nipple
Then gently squeeze the nipple at least 3 times and check for any signs of discharge.
Finally, with arms downs, check underneath the armpit for any lumps/

To palpate the left breast, keep your left hand raised while using the finger flats of your right hand to palpate in a counter-clockwise manner.
Start by palpating in a circular motion at the 12 o clock position
Repeat circular motions at least three times with each circle being deeper than the last taking note of any sings of lumps.
Repeat at the 10-11 o clock position
Then at the 9 o clock position
Then at the 7-8 o clock position
Then at the 6 o clock position
Then at the 4-5 o clock position
Then at the 3 o clock position
Then at the 1-2 o clock position
Then in front of the armpit
Then at area surrounding the nipple
Then gently squeeze the nipple at least 3 times for any signs of discharge
Finally, with arms down, check underneath the armpit for any lumps.

Perform breast self-examination at least once a month

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If you find anything unusual during inspection and palpation, consult a breast specialist.
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