Self Check Breast Examination

Every woman should learn how to examine their own breasts. Self Check was developed as an informative program that offers instructive videos about how to perform breast examination correctly.

Using inadequate breast exam techniques may give you an inaccurate impression about your breast health and may cause unnecessary worry and anxiety. It is for this reason that we have created these training videos so that you thoroughly understand the breast examination procedure and find the right answers to your questions. Correct breast examination is important to detect the early diagnosis of breast and lymph cancer. Remember, if you observe any abnormalities, changes, or lumps, please consult with your doctor. In this application you will find a two-part test, ’Methods of Breast Self Examination’, that you will need to repeat monthly, and a ‘Risk Analysis Test’.

Please enter the date of the last day of your last period. Self check breast Examination should be done five to seven days after your period has finished.

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he statistics show one out of every eight woman will have bra cancer at one time in her life. Bra cancer is a common malign tumor type of the cancer, and generates 30% of all the types of cancer. Every year

180,000 new cases of bra cancer are detected in Europe, and 211,000 new cases in the USA. Bra cancer is three times more prevalent than other gynecologic tumors.

Self-Check © is an application series based on self examination methods and provides the patient access to tests and documents about health. Self-Check © Breast cancer application is aimed to create awareness of bra cancer, and to give information about how to exanimate oneself.

Every woman can learn how to perform these examinations by checking documents or videos which can be found by using Self Check. Self Check is an application to teach *How to perform a proper bra examination* through provided educational videos. You can follow the progress of your health and get a pre-diagnosis through the reminder calendar. You can also receive a risk analysis test or appointment histories by using this application.

Breast Cancer Overview

The first sign of breast cancer often is a breast lump or an abnormal mammogram. Breast cancer stages range from early, curable breast cancer to metastatic breast cancer, with a variety of breast cancer treatments. Male breast cancer is not uncommon and must be taken seriously.

Understanding Breast Cancer -- Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Breast Cancer?

In its early stages, breast cancer usually has no symptoms. As a tumor develops, you may note the following signs:

  • A lump in the breast or underarm that persists after your menstrual cycle. This is often the first apparent symptom of breast cancer. Lumps associated with breast cancer are usually painless, although some may cause a prickly sensation. Lumps are usually visible on a mammogram long before they can be seen or felt.

  • Swelling in the armpit.

  • Pain or tenderness in the breast. Although lumps are usually painless, pain or tenderness can be a sign of breast cancer.

  • A noticeable flattening or indentation on the breast, which may indicate a tumor that cannot be seen or felt.

  • Any change in the size, contour, texture, or temperature of the breast. A reddish, pitted surface like the skin of an orange could be a sign of advanced breast cancer.

  • A change in the nipple, such as a nipple retraction, dimpling, itching, a burning sensation, or ulceration. A scaly rash of the nipple is symptomatic of Paget's disease, which may be associated with an underlying breast cancer.

  • Unusual discharge from the nipple that may be clear, bloody, or another color. It's usually caused by benign conditions but could be due to cancer in some cases.

  • A marble-like area under the skin.

  • An area that is distinctly different from any other area on either breast.

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When Should I Schedule a Clinical Breast Exam?

Breast exams are best performed soon after your menstrual period ends, because your breasts will not be as tender and swollen as during your period. This makes it easier to detect any unusual changes. If you have stopped menstruating, schedule the yearly exam on a day that's easy for you to remember, such as your birthday.


What Happens During a Breast Exam?

Before your breast exam, your health care provider will ask you detailed questions about your health history, including your menstrual and pregnancy history. Questions might include what age you started menstruating, if you have children, and how old you were when your first child was born.

A thorough breast exam will be performed. For the exam, you undress from the waist up. Your health care provider will look at your breasts for changes in size, shape, or symmetry. Your provider may ask you to lift your arms over your head, put your hands on your hips or lean forward. He or she will examine your breasts for any skin changes including rashes, dimpling, or redness. This is a good time to learn how to do a breast self-exam if you don't already know how.

As you lay on your back with your arms behind your head, your health care provider will examine your breasts with the pads of the fingers to detect lumps or other changes. The area under both arms will also be examined.

Your health care provider will gently press around your nipple to check for any discharge. If there is discharge, a sample may be collected for examination under a microscope.


Complete Breast Cancer Screening

Clinical exams and breast self-awareness are important methods of early breast cancer detection and should be performed along with mammography. All three of these methods provide complete breast cancer screening.