Breast Cancer Self Exam with @dani_trops
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we've teamed up with health advocate Danielle Tropsa to share the examination that saved her life. Since being diagnosed with breast cancer aged 30, Dani has worked tirelessly to raise awareness and is on a mission to encourage everyone to take their well-being seriously. Take a few minutes today and follow her step-by-step routine to check for lumps, you won't regret it.
- Standing up with your hands down, use 3 fingers on the opposite side and start in the middle of the breast. Use firm to medium pressure (you want to make sure you can get as deep as possible but don't make it painful) start making small circles moving outwards.
Once you have covered the entire breast area, repeat STEP 1 with your arm up (Hand resting at the back of your head). With your arm still up, feel into your armpit, collarbone (both below and above), and the first part of your neck. Then repeat steps 1 - 3 on the other side.
Go through all steps again while laying down. This helps to get to deeper areas especially if you are larger chested. Do this exam monthly starting in your late teens, Early detection saves lives, and getting to know our bodies each month is an important check into our health.