Although the best way to detect breast cancer is mammograms, self-exam is also beneficial for early detection. Self-exams have to be performed once a month in a certain day of the menstruation cycle. According to the Johns Hopkins Medical Center:

“Forty percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump, so establishing a regular breast self-exam is very important.”

Breast Self-Exam Tips


The following poster explains in details how to do breast exam yourself.

This video explains more details about the breast self-exam. The video has been age-restricted based on Youtube’s Community Guidelines [18+].

According to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® the symptoms of breast cancer are as following. If you found any of these symptoms consult with your doctor ASAP:

  • Lump, hard knot or thickening inside the breast or underarm area
  • Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening of the breast
  • Change in the size or shape of the breast
  • Dimpling or puckering of the skin
  • Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
  • Pulling in of your nipple or other parts of the breast
  • Nipple discharge that starts suddenly
  • New pain in one spot that doesn’t go away


Disclaimer: All content on this website is for informational purposes only and should not be considered to be a specific diagnosis or treatment plan for any individual situation. Use of this website and the information contained herein does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Always consult with your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your own health or the health of others.