One of every eight American women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. There is no known prevention of breast cancer, but if it is found early and treated, there is a good chance of a complete cure. That’s why it’s so important for all women to commit to three breast cancer detection practices:
Monthly Breast Self Exam (BSE). You are in the best position to detect a lump or other changes in your breasts. It is best to perform BSE every month, 10–14 days after your period. If you’re menopausal, choose a day you’ll remember each month.
For step by step instructions on how to perform your monthly breast self-exam, click here.