MONTHLY BREAST SELF-EXAM
Provided as a Service From Wyeth-Ayerst
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Raise one arm. With fingers flat, touch
every part of the breast, gently feeling
for a lump or thickening. Use your right
hand to examine your left breast, your left
hand for your right breast.
With arms at your sides, then raised above
your head, look carefully for changes in
the size, shape, and contour of each breast.
Look for puckering, dimpling, or changes
in skin texture.
squeeze both nipples and look for discharge.
Place a towel or pillow under your right
shoulder and your right hand behind your
head. Examine your right breast with your
flat, press gently in small circles, starting
at the outermost top edge of your breast
and spiraling in toward the nipple. Examine
every part of the breast. Repeat with left
your arm resting on a firm surface, use
the same circular motion to examine the
underarm area. This is breast tissue, too.
SELF-EXAM IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR PERIODIC
EXAMINATIONS BY A QUALIFIED PHYSICIAN."
Einstein Healthcare Foundation
Philadelphia, PA 19141
MAKE SURE TO HAVE YOUR YEARLY PAP SMEAR!