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13Apr

The importance of Breast Self-Exams

By Jehangir Hospital

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Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. Thanks to modern treatments though, many
women diagnosed with breast cancer will go on to live full lives. The key to successful treatment,
however, lies in early detection, and this is where breast self-examinations come into play.

Self-examination involves taking the time to understand what is normal for your body. Not every cancer
can be found this way, but it is nonetheless important. Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, so what’s
“normal” for one person, may not be for someone else. Only you know what is “normal” for you.

Typically, what’s important is:

  • Look into a mirror with your hands by your sides and assess for abnormalities. Repeat the same with your arms above your head
  • Feel your breasts in a spiral or grid pattern checking for lumps, tenderness or hardening of skin while lying down
  • Learn what is normal for you. Breasts are unique and come in different shapes and sizes, so get to know your normal. Visit your doctor if you notice any changes.

Do not panic if you find a lump or any other change in the look or feel of your breast during a breast self-examination. About 80% of lumps are not cancerous. But, this doesn’t mean that you should ignore any abnormality. If you find a lump, fix an appointment with your doctor and get your breasts examined professionally.

At Jehangir Hospital, our expert team is equipped with the best of technology to help you live with and
love your breasts to the fullest!

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