For Tits & Giggles – A Quick Guide to Self-Examination

For Tits & Giggles - A Quick Guide to Breast Cancer Self-Examination

Sitting high on our chest, our breasts go through quite a lot. They experience so many changes due to workout, diet, bras, lifestyle, and all the fun things that come with PMS. However, there’s something else too that might get its hands on your mammary glands…

Breast Cancer.

It’s the most common type of cancer among women worldwide. And, if you are a man reading this, be informed that not only women who fall get knocked down with this. As long as you have breasts, you can get this. Cancers grow wherever there is a tissue.

So here’s how to do your monthly self-examination:

Step 1

Stand in front of the mirror and look at your breasts. Keep your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips.

Here’s what you’re going to look for:
– A lump in your breast or armpit
– Changes in breast shape, size or color
– Skin or nipple changes

Step 2

Now, raise your arms and look for the same changes.

Step 3

Look for any signs of fluid coming out of the nipples. It could be watery, milky, or yellow fluid or perhaps, blood.

Step 4

Next, feel your breasts while lying down, using your right hand to feel your left breast. Then, your left hand to feel your right breast. Firmly and smoothly, touch them with the first two fingers. Keep your fingers flat and together. Use a circular motion.

Step 5

Now take a sitting or standing position and feel your breasts. You may find that the easiest way to feel your breasts is when your skin is wet and slippery, so you can also do this step in the shower. Check your entire breast, using the same hand movements mentioned in step 4.

It’s crucial to be aware of it, not only for our own self but for all the women in our lives. Spread the awareness because losing is not an option!

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Shot by Mallika Bhargava