Here at MINXxx, although we are specialists in the provision of sex aids and toys for pleasure, we are also committed to the wellbeing of our customers and followers. Although we don’t claim to be medical experts, we would like to help raise awareness about various health problems that can affect large percentages of people, both men and women, each year. Keep a check on our blog posts, as we hope to bring you advice and information on different health topics over the coming months.
Our focus today is on Breast Cancer, as this is a very common form of this disease, yet more than 50 percent of women fail to examine their breasts regularly. Many women either forget to check regularly, or have no idea how to perform the check correctly. Prevention is much better than the cure, so here we have put together a short guide on how to routinely examine your breasts for lumps or other symptoms of breast cancer.
Men are also recommended to check their breast tissue regularly, and although a diagnosis of breast cancer in a man is rare, it’s very often caught too late.
Make a schedule
A regular self-check is important, at least once a month. A great time to check for a woman is just after her period, when her breasts are less likely to be achy or swollen. Why not set an alarm on the calendar of your phone, or use one of the reminder Apps.
How to self-check
There are several ways you can examine your own breasts. A shower is a good place to start, in a relaxed and warm environment. Using a flat hand and the cushions of your fingertips, move around the breast using a circular motion working from the outer edge to the middle. Ensure that you check the whole breast, as well as the collarbone area and armpit as you have lymph nodes here that can cause inflammation and lumps.
If you prefer to lie flat on the bed or on the floor, the breast tissue will spread out more evenly, allowing you to feel for any lumps or changes in the breast tissue.
Check for visual changes
Visual signs are also an important part of your self-check as you know better than anyone what your breasts look like. Stand facing a mirror, arms at your sides and take note of any dimples or swelling of the skin, then check for any changes in your nipples. Raise arms above your head and tense the muscles in your chest. Check your breasts looking from different positions and make a clear assessment of any changes you notice.
Get to know what works best for you. If you feel anything different with your breasts, or anything that’s changed, then contact your Doctor. Regular self-checks can help to reduce the chance of being diagnosed in the later stages of breast cancer.
Don’t forget there is loads of informative stuff out there with tips and hints and even videos to show you how to correctly self-check your breasts. Be proactive in the fight against breast cancer.