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The correct breast autopalparation

The correct breast autopalparation


Breast cancer is a disease that is getting special proportions in the modern era. So many proportions also take the campaigns and attempts of doctors to prevent this disease. The simplest and most effective method of preventing this type of cancer by timely detection of the disease is self-examination by breast autopalparation. Find out how to do it correctly step by step!

Optimal positions for autopalpation

In front of the mirror

  • with hands raised to the side;

  • with hands over head;

  • akimbo;

  • with the body bent in front.

In these positions, the pectoral muscles are contracted, and any swelling or knot under the skin becomes easier to spot.

In a lying position

  • place a pillow under your right shoulder when you feel your right breast;

  • raise the right hand above the head, and with the left hand you touch the right breast;

  • for the left breast, do the same by changing the position of the hand and shoulder.

She showered

Breast self-examination can be done easily in the bath or in the shower. Most women discover the nodules when the skin softens and the breasts relax.

  • as position, one proceeds in front of the mirror, one arm is raised while the other breasts are felt;

  • you can feel your breast with soapy hands (helps to better slide the fingers on the skin of the breast).

Self-priming, step by step

  • explore the entire area of ​​the breast with the help of the thumbs of the hand opposite the arm that you raise or place in the hip;

  • use your fingertips, but holding them tight;

  • you can use a cream for a better slip of the fingers on the skin of the breasts;

  • feel each surface of the breast with each of the last 4 fingers of the hand (ie without the thumb);

  • with the help of your fingertips you begin to explore the breast in three types of movements: concentric, radial (from nipples to out) and from top to bottom;

  • gently but firmly presses each area of ​​the breast to inspect the depth of the breast;

  • gently press on the nipples to see if any secretion is coming out.

What should get your attention when you breastfeed?

  • the appearance of a node;

  • development of an existing node;

  • swelling;

  • changing the shape of the breasts;

  • change of breast volume;

  • skin lesions;

  • unusual nipple secretions.

If you notice the above signs in a breast self-check, you must first consult a doctor to rule out breast cancer and to determine the exact causes of those manifestations.

Women over 20 years of age have to breastfeed each month!

The self-examination should take place monthly and must meet 2 conditions:

  • not to be done during the monthly menstruation (during that period the breast undergoes changes due to hormones);

  • if you are in menopause, set a day for the month to self-examine your breasts and try to accurately observe that day month by month.

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