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I have to tell you something - GAIA

In the multitude of everyday matters, between duties and work, find some time to talk to your loved ones. Meet your mother, sister, friend with a cup of your favorite tea and talk to them about a very important thing, which is breast cancer prevention. Because you care about them …

The topic of cancer is very difficult, however, on the Breast Health Day, it is worth following the old saying "Prevention is better than cure"

Do you know how important breast cancer prevention is?

More and more women are getting cancer and they are getting younger. One thing is unchanging at this point, a slogan that you have certainly heard, which can save you or
women close to you: Examine yourself!

With age, the risk increases, but if you develop the habit of self-examination, you are on track to detect any changes early and get back to full health.

Often, women are afraid of self-control of the breast, thinking that if they detect any irregularity, it will be the worst scenario in their life. There is no whorster assumption. As numerous clinical tests show, an early tumor discover gives a chance of complete recovery. Among women participating in screening (mammography), early detection of cancer lesions reduced mortality by as much as 40%. There is one conclusion - research saves lives.

Therefore, breasts should be monitored regularly and, above all, examined. Don't be afraid and touch your breasts. Self-examination is just as important as other forms of diagnostics.



How to do it properly:

1. Before mirror:
Watch your breasts carefully, look at them and check if there are any changes in shape or symmetry visually (remember, that breasts may be slightly different from each other, it is natural).The breasts should be viewed in the following positions:
•Standing, arms freely lowered along the body.
•Standing, hands resting firmly on your hips.
•Standing, hands raised.
•Standing, arms raised and resting on the back of the head.

2. Under shower:
Gently but not very gently touch the breast in a circular motion in a clockwise direction, always towards the armpit.
How to do it:
•If you want to examine the right breast, lift your right arm and put it on the back of your head. Connect the fingers of the left hand, making shape of a boat, touch upper part of the breast.
•Repeat this action with bottom of the breast.
•Starting from the armpit towards neckline, move down and up and again and again
•While still holding your arm over your head, press nipple gently, in this way you will check if any secretion is coming out of it.
To examine the left breast, do the same but everything mirrored of course.

3. Laying:
In this stage of the test you have to lay down and touch your breast in a specific way:
•If you want to examine the right breast, lift your right arm and place it under your head. Connect the fingers of the left hand, making shape of a boat, then touch the upper part of the breast.
•Repeat this action with bottom of the breast.
•Starting from the armpit towards neckline, move down and up and again and again
•While still holding your arm behind your head, press nipple gently, in this way you will check if any secretion is coming out of it.
Left breast examination looks the same
As you can see this stage looks exactly like the ‘shower stage’.Immediately go to your gynecologist if you notice any of these symptoms:
•Your breasts lose symmetry and start to differ significantly.
•You will feel that the lymph nodes under the arms are enlarged.
•The chest hurts, it becomes too sensitive to touch.
•The nipple has changed and is excessively stretched or, on the contrary, hardly visible, or if any secretions are emptied from it.
•You feel the lump / change under skin.

It is important that the examination should be done with the whole hand and not just the fingertips.Taking care of your health and well-being, do not forget about proper bra selection. Unfortunately, numerous analyzes indicate that up to 80% of women wear a wrong size of underwear. This may result in not only irritation of the skin, back and headaches, but also permanent postural defects. However, the most dangerous consequences of wearing a badly fitting bra is greater chance of dangerous lumps appearance.Do not hesitate, take care of yourself, take care of your breasts today.