Interview with a “REAL MOM”.26th September 2019
At Phrog we interact with a large number of amazing women daily and we have heard some of our very own customers struggle with breast cancer. As we remember these brave women who we think are the real SUPERHERO’S we decided to educate our readers on breast cancer prevention and early detection.
Early Warning Signs to look out for
While not all breast lumps indicate cancer, they should be investigated, especially if accompanied by other changes in breasts or the under arm area, such as lumps, texture changes, thickening, dimpling, changes in shape or size of nipples or breasts, tenderness, discharge, rash or swelling, or one breast suddenly being slightly larger than the other.
How to do a Breast Self-Examination
Research has shown that a regular Breast Self-Examination (BSE), plays an important role in discovering breast cancer, compared to finding a breast lump by chance. A BSE should be done once a month, preferably at the same time of day, following a woman’s menstrual cycle.
If you feel or see any change in your breasts or underarms, arrange for a Clinical Breast Examination at your local CANSA Care Centre, primary health care centre or health practitioner.
The Phrog Team