Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Comments4aCure: Be Breast Aware Part 2

Read on for Part 2 of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation "Be Breast Aware" series. Keep those comments coming! :)

Look and Feel:

Giving yourself breast examinations daily is important for early detection of breast cancer. I'll admit I haven't given myself one in a very long time. It's simple and easy to do. There's no wrong way of doing it so just find a technique that is comfortable for you.

One way to check both breasts is by moving your middle fingers in small circles from the outside of the breast to the nipple. As pictured, cover the surface of each breast, and also check the areas above and below the breasts, including the armpit.

Each whole breast.

Above and below each breast.

Under both arms.

Men check the same areas.

For more information visit www.cbcf.org .



Megan Pais said...

This is so important. It could save your life.

Kareen T said...

Although rare, it is important for men to check as well. We should all be aware of what is normal for our bodies so we're able to detect when something is different as early as possible! Thanks for the info!

Anonymous said...

Think PINK!

Sarah said...

Great tips - thanks for the reminders!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tips...great job organizing this ;)

optixxfoxx said...

My moms friends' husband just went in for breast cancer. I didn't even know until then that men could get it in their breasts just like women.
Always be aware!

Arianne said...

Just got a breast examination today! Thanks for reminding us how important this is :)

spa girl said...

Thanks for the cool, easy tips. I need to be more diligent with my exams. I appreciate the reminder.

Anonymous said...

Start examining early...I'm 29 and already have had to have several breast ultrasounds due to lumps. Luckily, they have all been cysts :),however, these also need to be monitored to see if they come and go since cancer is always a possibility!