How do you teach a breast exam?
- Use the pads of your fingers. Use the pads, not the very tips, of your three middle fingers for the exam.
- Use different pressure levels. Your goal is to feel different depths of the breast by using different levels of pressure to feel all the breast tissue.
- Take your time. Don’t rush.
- Follow a pattern.
Why is education about breast cancer important?
Breast cancer awareness is an effort to create awareness and reduce the stigma of breast cancer through education on the risk factors, symptoms and treatment, hoping that greater knowledge will lead to earlier detection of the disease.
What is a female breast supposed to feel like?
Normal breast tissue often feels nodular (lumpy) and varies in consistency from woman to woman. Even within each individual woman, the texture of breast tissue varies at different times in her menstrual cycle, and from time to time during her life.
What is a breast exam called?
Mammography is the primary tool used to screen for breast cancer and other problems. Mammography uses X-ray technology to view the breasts. The images created are called a mammogram. A physician called a radiologist reads the images.
What age should you start breast self exams?
Women can begin practicing breast self-examination at about age 20 and continue the practice throughout their lives? even during pregnancy and after menopause. Breast self-examination can be performed every month.
What is the breast health education program?
The Breast Health Education Program empowers women to take control of their health by educating them about their body and providing important breast cancer resources.
Who are the partners ofbreast health education?
Breast Health Education Partners. As part of the Breast Health Education program, the National Breast Cancer Foundation is partnering with Convoy of Hope to provide breast cancer education and early detection services to women at community outreaches across the country.
What are the online resources for women and men with breast cancer?
From understanding the importance of early detection, to knowing how to prepare for a mammogram, NBCF’s online resources and guides aim to empower women and men with useful information. Beyond The Shock is a resource for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and for their loved ones to gain a better understanding of the disease.
What do you know about breast cancer?
Learn about breast cancer, its types and stages, how it grows, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated. Women represent 47% of the current workforce, and 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. NBCF partners with corporations who are interested in strengthening their women’s health education programs.