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Let’s get down to the important business - how do I check my boobs?
But we have some handy pointers to help.
Being breast aware simply means knowing what is normal for your boobs, as girls they will naturally change as part of your cycle each month (if you have periods). It is important to get to know the normal rhythm of your boobs so you will detect anything unusual quickly.
Many of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer are changes you would only notice by looking at the appearance of your boobs. We recommend coppin’ a feel and taking a look during your checks.
We believe boob checking should be a monthly habit, so that you will notice any unusual changes quickly. By checking on a regular basis, you will also build confidence of knowing what is normal for you each month. Everyone has to start somewhere, so don’t worry if you’re not feeling confident straight away.
Breast tissue isn’t only found in your boobs. It reaches all the way up to your collarbone and underneath your armpit so this whole area should be checked each time too. This is the same for both men and women.
Your doctor is the only person who can refer you for further examination so we encourage people to visit their doctor after a week of monitoring the symptom if it doesn’t go away.
We recommend coppin’ a feel once a month either in the shower, when you are getting dressed, or lying down in bed – just make it part of your normal routine.
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