Well, ladies, let’s kick this fear to the curb! Let’s not let the Fear prevent us from being proactive, asking questions, giving ourselves exams and inquiring about lumps and irregularities. Early detection means giving yourself the greatest chance of survival and minimizing the disruption to your life. Stage 1 cancer has a 100% survival rate, Stage 2—93%, Stage 3—72%.
Self-Exams are our first line of defense!
It is easy to give ourselves breast exams in the shower, before bed or even on our lunch break in the bathroom! Here’s a handy infographic from iHealth on how to do it.
You can also ask your OBGYN, PCP or local woman's health specialist to show you.
Here’s the most important thing: make breast self-exams a regular part of your self-care routine! Put it on your calendars, set reminders on your smart phones, pair it with another self-care activity so that it becomes routine.
Btw, why not have your partner help? That could be a good way to spice up any sex life. (Wink, wink!)