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DIY Breast Exam

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and we would like to educate all of you on the proper breast exam techniques.

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    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here's the five steps of a breast self-exam. Photo: Otna Ydur, Shutterstock
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    Step 1: Look in the mirror, does everything appear normal? Photo: Piotr Marcinski, Shutterstock
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    Step 2: While still in front of the mirror, raise your arms. Look for any changes. Photo: Vita Khorzhevska, Shutterstock
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    Step 3: Gently squeeze and check for discharge. Photo: Mik, Shutterstock
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    Step 4: Feel your breasts while lying down. Follow a pattern to cover your entire breast. Photo: Jacek Chabraszewski, Shutterstock
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    Step 5: Feel your breasts while standing or sitting. Photo: Piotr Marcinski, Shutterstock
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    Many women find it helpful to do this in the shower. Photo: Maylugin, Shutterstock
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    Make sure to cover your entire breast. Photo: Alex Anna Buts, Shutterstock
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    Repeat the process on both breasts. Photo: Mast3r, Shutterstock
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    Follow these steps once a month to detect breast cancer early on! Photo: Syda Productions, Shutterstock