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Every woman over 20 years of age is recommended to examine herself within the first 10 days after the end of her period. Women who do not menstruate are also advised to examine themselves on a certain day of the month.
A woman’s biggest supporter of breast health should be herself. Research shows that women who are familiar with breast self-examination and practice it regularly are able to detect possible breast diseases and breast cancer much earlier and consult specialist physicians. Early detected breast cancer is much easier to treat than late detected and advanced breast cancers. Within the first 10 days after the end of each menstrual period, do a self-examination with the following very simple techniques, and give the greatest support to your own health.
Breast Self-Examination in Front of the Mirror
It consists of two parts:
In part 1, in front of a mirror, the woman puts both hands on her waist and then her arms up and checks both breast skin and nipple for changes.
It is necessary. Previously invisible retraction of the nipples, eczema-like crusting of the nipple, orange peel on all or part of the breast
The observation of a shaped appearance, the asymmetric appearance of one breast compared to the other or, apart from all these, the observation of a difference in the breast that has not been found before may be a sign of breast cancer. However, all these changes are not 100 percent a sign of breast cancer. However, it signals a serious opportunity to consult a doctor.
In part 2, the woman raises her arm above her head while standing, and the opposite hand 2. – 3. and 4. put the first 2 knuckles of your fingers on the skin of the breast, which is slippery,
is asked to press from the periphery of the breast to the center, i.e. towards the nipple. In the final stage, the woman with a slippery body is asked to examine the opposite breast in circles from the nipple outwards, lying supine and with one arm under her head. During the examination by touching the breast; If a hazelnut grain or an unusual hardness and mass sensation is noticed in a lump of dough, a physician should be consulted.