How to perform a breast examination on yourself

Updated: Jun 22, 2020

By Maddy Siriouthay, co-founder


Breast cancer isn’t preventable, but detecting it early is the best way to ensure that you will be able to treat it successfully. You can get an annual mammogram, but we also encourage that you self examine yourself at least once a month, not just during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


So, what does “self examination” actually mean?

Well first, let’s get into what it’s not.

It’s not a diagnosis.

It’s not a replacement for a doctor-administered mammogram.

Most importantly: it’s not hard.


It’s important to examine yourself monthly, so you can monitor and keep track of any irregularities in your breasts. The goal of regular self-examination is early detection. While having nothing to detect is the ideal situation, finding an abnormality in your breast sooner rather than later is the n