Breast cancer is one of the biggest women killers not only in the US, but in other parts of the world. To avoid breast cancer women are often advised to examine their breasts regularly and immediately contact their physician if they find any change or some other problem. But you must keep one thing in mind that a self-exam can never prove an alternative of a physician’s check or a mammogram.
However, self-exam is a good practice and you need to know about how to do it. Usually some days after period, breasts are not swollen or tender and it is the best time for self-exam. If you notice any of these following signs, you must consult your doctor:
- If you find any change in appearance or feel
- If you notice any difference in color, texture, size or shape
- If you find any lump or knot in your breast or armpit
- If you feel even little pain, soreness or swelling.
- If you notice warmness, a rash or discharge of nipples ( not with breast milk)