How to keep a BREAST of your CHEST

How to keep a BREAST of your CHEST

Knowledge is Power! Empower yourself by conducting monthly
Self-Breast Exams. Feel for any change in breast tissue that could feel like a thickening, or a hard lump. Follow these simple steps to know how to do it and what to look for.

  1. Do this lying down, in the shower or bath when your hands are wet & soapy. With your right hand behind your head, use the pads of the 3 middle fingers on your left hand to examine your right breast. Here’s how…
  2. Using the light pressure in a circular motion on your breast, follow an up & down pattern ( diagrams A & B below)
  1. Now feel for any changes above and below your collarbone and in the area of your armpit.
  2. Now repeat these steps on your left breast.

If in doubt, seek medical help & insist on at least an ultrasound or mammogram. Regular screening after the age of 40 is recommended.

The above information was provided by the Breast Health Foundation & Bosom Buddies, you can contact them on 0860 283 343 @BreastBHF @BosombuddiesSA or visit their website on




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