Did you know nine in 10 women who are diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease? And it’s the most common cancer in women after non-malignant skin cancer.
Women of all ages should regularly check the look and feel of their breasts. Self-breast checks are quick, easy and should be part of your regular healthcare routine.
Look in the mirror with hands on hips. Raise your arms above your head, then lower them and look to see if there are any changes in the appearance of your breasts.
Use the flat part of your fingers and the finger pads. Feel near the surface, and deeper in the breast.
Remember to feel all the breast tissue, from the collarbone to below the bra line and under the armpit.
See a doctor immediately if you see or feel any of these changes:
Source: Cancer Council SA