Breast Self-Exam: Horizontal Techniques for Male Chest Exams

Sex hormone dysfunction put men at a greater risk of developing breast cancer

Sex hormone dysfunction put men at a greater risk of developing breast cancer.
Horizontal techniques for male breast self-eaxm 2008 video by expertvillage.

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The 3-Step Breast Self-Check Shower Card

Want a free and waterproof Shower Card?

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Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation aim is to encourage women of all ages to be pro-active in self-breast examination.

According to the Johns Hopkins Medical Center: “Forty percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump, so establishing a regular breast self-exam is very important”.

  1. Step one = the shower check
  2. Step two = the bathroom mirror
  3. Step three = check lying down

If you would like a free and waterproof Shower Card, please email your name and address (available to residents of Australia only).

Monthly Breast Self-Exam Poster

Hang this poster in the bathroom or laminate it and hang it in the shower!

Breast-Self-Exam poster
Hang this poster in the bathroom or laminate it and hang it in the shower!

According to the Johns Hopkins Medical Center: “Forty percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump, so establishing a regular breast self-exam is very important”.

Monthly Breast Self-Exam Infographic

Hang this infographic in the bathroom or laminate it and hang it in the shower!

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Hang this infographic in the bathroom or laminate it and hang it in the shower!

According to the Johns Hopkins Medical Center: “Forty percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump, so establishing a regular breast self-exam is very important”.

How to Do a Breast Self-Exam

Breast Self Examination – with video demonstration

This 2009 video explains and demonstrates how to correctly do a breast self examination.

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  • Self-exams have to be performed once a month in a certain day of the menstruation cycle.
  • According to the Johns Hopkins Medical Center: “Forty percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump, so establishing a regular breast self-exam is very important”.

Could well taught Clinical Breast Self-Exams be effective substitute for Mammography?

A Canadian study that produced negative results for mammography may give renewed momentum to clinical and self-exams

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Roni Caryn Rabin, Independent Health Writer at New York Times and other.

In a recent Canadian study, that produced negative results for mammography, women who did not receive regular mammograms were instead monitored with physical breast exams that proved effective. All of the participants were taught to examine their own breasts once a month, and specially trained nurses examined women who were in their 50s.
This low-tech approach, the researchers found, appeared to be as good as or better than regular mammograms at locating the serious cancers that needed treatment.

Read A Fresh Case for Breast Self-Exams
by Roni Caryn Rabin, 17 Feb 2014

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Breast Cancer: the Be Breast AWARE Poster

Everyone can be part of the cure

The Be Breast Aware Poster by @BCCampaign UK
Breast Cancer: be part of the cure, download @BCCampaign UK “Be Breast Aware” poster

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Breast Cancer: Are You Breast AWARE?

Ten easy steps to become fully breast aware

Follow these ten easy steps, be Breast AWARE

Are you Breast Aware?
Ten easy steps to become fully Breast AWARE – @BCCampaign
  1. Know what is normal for you
  2. Look and feel your breasts (upper chest and armpits too) – see the Shower Self-Exam
  3. Know what changes to look for (signs and symptoms)
  4. Report any changes without delay to your GP
  5. Make sure you attend breast screening if you’re 50 or over and – since 40 for DES Daughters.
  6. Take the Breast Cancer Awareness Quiz.
  7. Download the Breast Cancer Awareness Poster.
  8. Download Your Man Reminder free app by Rethink Breast Cancer on iTunes today – watch the video
  9. Visit BreastCancerCampaign website, blogFacebookTwitter
  10. BreastCancerCampaign Glossary – all our Breast Cancer posts

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The Shower Self-Exam

Simple and low-Tech Way for Women to check for Breast Cancer

Our Bodies, Our Breast Exams
Woman in shower palpating her left breast for signs of tumors

A woman should feel her breast when she’s taking a shower, and notice if there’s anything different from normal, and she should go see a doctor about it as soon as she suspects something is wrong

Read Our Bodies, Our Breast Exams, by Roni Caryn Rabin, TheNewYorkTimes,
09 Nov 2009.

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