No single breast assessment tool is perfect alone. Although there is often debate about the utility of breast self-examination, when used in combination with other breast screening tools it can be a useful way to detect early changes that lead to diagnosis of breast cancer and being conditions. Breast cancers that are detected early generally have better outcomes.
Look for any changes in breast volume, shape, or contour as well as skin changes such as dimpling, bruising, redness, and tethering of the skin.
Learn what is normal for you and perform self examination regularly (1-3 monthly) a different times of the month.
Breast Cancer Journey
Prevention & Early Detection
Abnormality may be symptomatic (self-detected) or asymptomatic (detected only through medical imaging). Our specialists can organise appropriate imaging and educate you on how to correctly conduct self-breast checks.