IN FRONT OF A MIRROR

  1. Inspect both breasts with your arms at your side.

  2. Raise your arms slowly paying close attention to any swelling or change in your breast or nipples.

  3. Place hands on your hips flex your chest muscles and again visually compare both breasts.

  4. IN THE SHOWER. Extend right arm upward and examine right breast.

  5. Extend left arm upward and examine left breast.

  6. ON THE BED. Lie down on a bed or floor on your back.

  7. Insert your pillow under your right shoulder so that your right breast is flat.

  8. Examine your right breast with your right hand under head.

  9. Insert your pillow under your left shoulder so that your left breast is flat.

  10. Examine your left breast with your hand under your head.

10 EASY STEPS FOR MONTHLY BREAST EXAMS

NOTE: If you notice any changes or if you are just unsure about something you see or feel, please call your medical provider ASAP and set up an appointment.

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