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19 Jul

Breast self Examination Test

 

Brief Summary:

Breast Self-Exam (BSE)Breast self-exam (BSE), or regularly examining your breasts on your own, can be an important way to find breast cancer early when it’s more likely to be treated successfully.

 

Technical Purpose:

The purpose of the breast self-examination test is to look for lumps to check for cancer.

 

Test process:

 While looking into a mirror standing straight and then arms raised and one must check that breasts that are their usual size, shape, and color. Making sure there is no Dimpling, puckering, or bulging of the skin. A nipple that has changed position or an inverted nipple (pushed inward instead of sticking out) Redness, soreness, rash, or swelling or fluid excretion. The other way is to feel the breast from the top near the collar bones to the beginning of the stomach in circulars motions to find lumps.

 

Test Outcome:

Any unusual visuals such as swelling, bulges, etc. is a sign of danger and must be shown to a doctor.

 

Source:

http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/testing/types/self_exam/bse_steps

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