Self-Examination Guide For Breast and Testicular Cancer

Breast Self-Exam for Women and Testicle Self-Exam for Men
Breast Self-Exam for Women and Testicle Self-Exam for Men

Breast cancer and testicular cancer are far more curable if found early, and we must all take the responsibility of checking for one or the other.

Breast Self-Exam for Women

You should know that the best check for breast cancer is a mammogram. When your doctor checks your breasts, ask about getting a mammogram.

⤇Check your breasts for any lumps, knots, or changes about one week after your period.

⤇Place your right hand behind your head. Move your left hand over your right breast in a circle. Press firmly with the pads of your fingers. Also, check the armpits.
Breast Self-Exam for Women
Shower check for breast cancer

⤇Now place your left hand behind your head and check your left breast with your right hand in the same manner as before. Also, check the armpits.

⤇Check your breasts while standing in front of a mirror right after you do your shower check. First, put your hands on your hips and then raise your arm above your head. Look for any changes in the way your breasts look: dimpling of the skin, changes in the nipple, or redness or swelling.
Breast Self-Exam for Women
Mirror check for breast cancer

⤇If you find any changes during your shower or mirror check, see your doctor right away.

Testicle Self-Exam for Men

Cancer of the testicles can be cured if you find it early. You should also know that prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Men over age 50 should have an annual health checkup that includes a prostate examination.

Testicle Self-Exam for Men
Shower check for testicular cancer
➥Check your testicles once a month.

➥Roll each testicle between your thumb and finger as shown in the picture. Feel for hard lumps or bumps.

➥If you notice a change or have aches or lumps, tell your doctor right away so he or she can recommend proper treatment.

Source: America Cancer Society
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