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Check Yourself

Regularly checking your boobs can help you to spot symptoms of breast cancer. It may be easier to do this in the shower or bath, by running a soapy hand over each boob and up under each armpit.

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Checking for changes 

You should check your boobs at the same time each month, around 3-5 days after your period ends.

Getting to know what's normal for you means it'll be easier to spot any changes. 



Stand in front of a mirror, with good lighting to check for any visible changes. Try looking with your arms by your side and with them raised. Turn from side to side and bend forward in each position to check thoroughly. 



You could lie flat on your bed with a pillow under the shoulder on the side of the boob you will examine first. Use the opposite hand to feel around in a circular or up-and-down motion. Feel for anything that is unlike the surrounding breast tissue. 




Support your boob with one hand and use the other to firmly feel for any lumps or changes in density using an up-and-down motion, checking the entire breast area. 




Make sure to feel across and under your boobs, up to your armpits, and up to your collarbone. Check for lumps and thickening in each boob. 


Not all lumps are cancerous, but if you find one, make sure to see a doctor for a proper clinical exam. It could be nothing, but it could save your life.


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Shout About It

Our handy awareness posters are great for reminding your colleagues or staff to stay ahead of their health by checking for changes.

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