Breast Awareness For Women, AND Men
Being Breast Aware
What Should I Look for When I Check My Breasts ?
Breast Picture Gallery (coming soon)
It’s sensible for all men, and women, to be breast aware and know the technique for breast self examination (BSE).
You may be shown other techniques but they all aim to check your vulnerable areas.
In the UK, women aged 50 to 65 are automatically invited for free mammography (special breast X-ray) every 3 years.
When you make breast awareness part of your routine health care, the stress of regular checking is reduced.
Check for any:
Looking at yourself in the mirror:
Then, wherever you’re most comfortable and relaxed – eg. in the bath or lying on the bed:
Throughout this time, be aware of the lumps you are feeling. You will find lumps the first time you check, because your breasts are made up of many glands, surrounded by fat.
If you’re in any doubt, ask a qualified medical practitioner, Family Planning/Well Woman Clinic to check them for you.