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Your breasts, your plan

Do you know what's going on inside your bra? Take a closer look for early breast cancer detection.






Better health at your fingertips

A plan for better breast health begins with regular self-exams and annual screenings.
Put them at the top of your list so that you and your doctor get to know your breasts better.

Understand the signs

While even the healthiest breast have lumps and bumps, changes could be a sign of a problem.

  • Change in size, shape, and skin
  • Discharge and changes in nipples or skin around them
  • Pain, ache, tenderness, warmth, or hardening
  • Swelling, redness, or changes in color
  • Lumps, bumps, or thickening

Work with your doctor to make a plan

Whether you're noticing changes or feeling just fine, breast self-awareness and
doctor's visits could save your life. Early detection is possible with the following:

Ongoing awareness of breast changes

Regular breast exams

Annual mammograms

Breast MRI for
high-risk patients

Your guide to breast self-awareness

1. With your arms at your sides, stand in front of a mirror and check for the visual signs of breast cancer from our list. Look again with arms raised over your head.

2. Lay down, raise your right arm over your head and use the fingers on your left hand to examine your breast in an up and down motion.

3. Search for visual signs of breast cancer like changes in size, shape, nipples, color, or skin. Repeat on left breast using your right hand.


This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Please always follow your health care provider's instructions.

Last Updated: 04/19/2021