Warning: For the sake of education this video does contain top frontal nudity. Sorry if this affends you but I think it is very important, as early detection is the best protection against breast cancer.
We show how to conduct a breast self-examination to protect yourself.
You Will Need
Examine yourself in the mirror
Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your arms by your side or on your hips and check that they are their usual shape, size and condition. Look for inversion of the nipple, irregular discharge or a rash.
Raise your arms
Now, raise your arms and look again for any changes, particularly any signs of puckering, dimpling or redness.
Feel your breasts
Raise one arm in the air or place it behind your head. Use the pads of your three middle fingers of the other hand keeping the fingers flat and together. Using a firm, smooth touch, feel your entire breast including the nipple and armpit (be particularly aware of swellings in this area). The aim is to cover the whole breast from top to bottom, side to side including the underarm area.
Use the circular method
Using a circular motion, start from the nipple and move out around the breast being aware of lumps or other irregularities
Contact your doctor
The vast majority of lumps are not cancerous. It could simply be a cyst, or just natural lumpiness. If you have any doubts get it checked out by your doctor as soon as possible.