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Boob Check Basics

Whatever your age or gender, knowing your body and being aware of the symptoms of breast cancer is really important.  It's why we made this handy video to show you how it's done.

Hand, meet, boob Get the low down on checking your chest

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You can check in any way that feels comfortable for you.

In the shower, when you’re lying down in bed or in the mirror before you get dressed. However you want to check, we have some handy pointers to help.

Check regularly

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.

Know what’s normal for you

Being breast aware simply means knowing what is normal for your boobs or pecs. If you have periods, it’s likely you’ll find that your boobs will naturally change as part of your cycle each month. It is important to get to know the normal rhythm of your boobs so you will be able to detect anything unusual quickly.

Look and Feel

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.

Remember your Collarbone and armpits

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.

If in doubt, get it checked out

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.

Get clued up on the signs of breast cancer

Breast cancer doesn’t just show up as a lump so getting to know all the symptoms will help you detect anything suspect quickly. Remember that some of these changes might occur naturally with your cycle and can be perfectly normal.

Signs and symptoms 

 

Test your knowledge

So you’ve seen the video and now you want to put your knowledge to the test – we’ve developed an interactive learning module to help you get to grips with all things norks and separate boob fact from fiction. Click the button below to have a go at our interactive learning module CoppaCollege, supported by Avon.

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