Check Yourself is a global movement that aims to raise awareness and start conversations about how women and men can take action for their own breast health through screening, detection, and treatment. View the breast self exam guide below and spread the word on social media to as many women and men as possible.
Put your right hand behind your head.
Press your fingers firmly on your right breast and feel for any lump or thickening.
Repeat the procedure in your other breast.
Take note of any irregularity in your breasts’ appearance such as puckering, dimpling, or scaling by raising your arms, and clasping your hands behind your head.
Afterwards, gently squeeze your nipples and check for any discharge.
Place a pillow under your right shoulder. Put your right hand firmly on your right breast. In circular motion feel for any unusual lump or mass. Check also the area between your breast and armpit.
Repeat the procedure on your left breast.
To learn more about your risk factors, the other steps you can take to lower your risk, and how to get screened, visit the Avon Foundation website.