The breast self-exam in front of a mirror is the “look at your breast” section. While you’re not feeling your breasts, it is important to perform a certain set of actions to properly “look” at your breasts. The order is below:
a. Look at your breasts with your arms hanging by your sides
b. Lift your arms above your head: do you see any dimpling, changes in nipples, or change in the shape of one or both breasts?
c. Lastly, place your palms as if you’re getting ready to scold someone (!) and tighten your chest muscles: again, check for dimpling, nipple changes, and contour of the breast.
Continue to Part 3.