Checking for breast cancer
A breast self-examination can help reveal tumours at an earlier stage, and should be conducted once a month by women above 20.
Here are three ways to check:
1. Look for changes at the mirror
2. Feel for changes lying down
3. Feel for changes while in the shower
You should be looking out for:
1. Persistent lumps
2. Breast changing in shape or size
3. Dimpling or puckering of the skin
4. Retraction of the nipple
5. Discharge from the nipple
If you find any of these changes, do not panic. Most changes are the result of a non-cancerous cause, but
it is advisable to visit a doctor for a full check-up.