Boobs, tits, knockers, boobies or chesticles call them what you will but as women our breasts are important.
Every day eight women in NZ are diagnosed with breast cancer.
Every week I see women at one part of their breast cancer journey.
Now as a woman in her 20s, 30s or 40s you are probably thinking why do I need to think about breast cancer?
While breast cancer is not common in younger women every year around 400 women are diagnosed with breast cancer UNDER the age of 40.
Get to know you boobs!!
Cop a feel!!
Getting to know what your “normal” boobs feel like will alert you to any abnormal changes.
TLC YOUR GIRLS!
There isn’t a right way or a wrong way to examine your breasts. In the shower or front of a mirror the main this is that you check out the WHOLE breast from collarbone to under the breast, from middle of the chest to the armpit.
What should I be looking for?
A new lump or bulge – especially if in one breast.
Breast pain -that is unusual.
Changes in the skin – redness, rash, puckering or dimpling (orange peel look).
Any nipple changes – inverted (turned in), discharge (without squeezing) or crusty and red.
What if I find something abnormal ?
Make an appointment with your GP without delay.
GET IT CHECKED.
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