TO ERADICATE BREAST CANCER AS A LIFE - THREATENING DISEASE
I never thought I would get breast cancer. It was a
difficult period for me but with the help of my family,
my support group at Breast Cancer Foundation, and my doctors,
I have finally come to terms with my cancer and learnt to face it. More..
- Breast Cancer Survivor
Breast Self Examination (BSE) should be done once each month by women 20 years and older.
The best time to do BSE is 7-10 days after the start of menses, when the breasts are least tender. If you no longer menstruate, do BSE on a fixed date every month, for example the first day of each month.
BSE involves 3 steps:
The purpose of BSE is to enable you to become familiar with the normal feel of your breast tissue so that you can recognise any abnormal changes.
While doing BSE, you need to look for:
If any of these changes are felt or seen, you should consult a doctor immediately.
If you have a breast change... do not panic! Most breast changes are not breast cancer but all should be checked by a doctor.
If you have concerns or questions about the investigation of your breast change, talk to your doctor or seek a second opinion.