In the Netherlands, one in seven women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Over a 100 men per year are also diagnosed. Every year, more than 3000 people die from this disease. The earlier you discover an irregularity in your breasts, the bigger the chances of curing it.
That’s why it’s important that you know your breasts. It allows you to recognize any possible symptoms and take action.
But how do you do that?
Check your breasts regularly. Stand in front of the mirror and look at them. Most signs are visible. So take a closer look and focus on the 12 most common symptoms that might indicate the presence of breast cancer.
Besides looking at your breasts, you can also feel them. Place your right arm behind your head and your left hand on your right breast. Close your fingers and stretch them. Make circular motions from the edge of the breast towards the nipple. Start at the top right of your breast, circle around and end where you began. Then check your nipple and the area around it. Gently pull your nipple forward: you shouldn’t feel much resistance. Repeat these steps for your left breast.
Do you have any doubts or concerns? Then make an appointment at your GP.
For more information please visit knowyourbreasts.nl