Here is how you can do breast cancer self-examination

While regular screening at a hospital is necessary, self-examination is also important so as to rule out a potential health threat

Breast cancer is one of the most important causes of death across the globe. Doctors, therefore, suggest regular screening for breast cancer symptoms.
While regular screening at a hospital is necessary for those who experience symptoms, self-examination is also important so as to rule out or flag a potential health threat.
But, while doing self-examination, people mostly focus on the breast area.
Dr Tanaya--who has an Instagram account where she goes by the name of 'Dr Cuterus' --however, said that in the case of breast cancer, the lump may not be restricted to the breast area only, which is why one has to be aware of the ABCs of breast cancer self-screening.
They must also check the breasts, by moving their hands in a circular motion to detect any lumps or bumps, followed by checking right above the collar bones
She said people ought to cover their armpits, breasts, and collar bones-the ABCs and when they check themselves in the shower every month for suspicious lumps, they ought to check the armpits for anything weirdly bumpy.
Representational image.
Image: Representational image.
They must also check the breasts, by moving their hands in a circular motion to detect any lumps or bumps, followed by checking right above the collar bones, which may be affected in case of breast cancer, and can even present some tell-tale sign, in the form of a bump.
Dr Tanaya advises that one must visit their doctor if they feel anything abnormal or suspicious in the body, mainly in these three areas.
It is a fairly simple test that can be done once every month for self-screening.



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