Do your self examination on the same day every month to encourage habit formation.
- Once a month
- 2-3 days after period
- Breast and armpit (while raising arm for each side)
- In front of mirror, use pads of fingers, preferably with massage oil or shower gel, to check the area using various angles including:
- Up and down
Make note of any:
- skin dimpling
- change in skin color
- change in skin texture
- nipple deformation, color change or leaks of any fluids
Report all abnormal findings to your medical professional.