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1 IN 8 WOMEN IN EUROPE
IS DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER.

1 IN 5 OF THEM WILL DIE BECAUSE OF A LATE DIAGNOSIS.
Beat the statistics. Practice breast self-examination regularly.

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DON’T NEGLECT YOUR ROLE IN EARLY DETECTION

STATISTICS

#1

More women die of breast cancer
than of any other type of cancer.

12 % of women in EU
are diagnosed with breast cancer.

1,7MIO

women worldwide were diagnosed
with breast cancer in 2012.

458,337

European women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012

131,259

women died – 360 every day.

Source: World Cancer Research Fund International, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Cancer Research UK

PRACTICE BREAST

EARLY DETECTION SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASES SURVIVAL RATES

SELF-EXAMINATION

Make regular breast self-examination a part of your routine! Carefully examine your breasts every 7th to 10th day after the start of your period. Pay attention to any lumps, changes in the size, shape and color of the breasts, inverted nipples and any fluid coming out of one or both nipples.

EXAMINE YOURSELF IN FRONT OF THE MIRROR

Stand in front of the mirror, relax your arms and observe both of your breasts in the mirror. Then place your arms on your hips and observe your breasts in this position. Finish by raising your arms above your head, putting the palms together - observing your breast in this position as well.

EXAMINE YOURSELF WHILE STANDING

Raise your right arm above your head and carefully feel your right breast with your left hand. Be careful to examine the entire breast from top to bottom, from side to side. Repeat the process on the left breast with your left arm raised above your head.

EXAMINE YOURSELF WHILE LAYING DOWN

Lay down on a flat surface and place a pillow under your right shoulder. Then lift your right arm above your head and feel the entire surface of your right breast with your left hand, using circular motions. Take your time, examine the breast thoroughly from top to bottom and from side to side. Then repeat the examination on the left breast.

FEEL YOUR NIPPLES

Gently squeeze both your nipples with your index and middle finger. Pay attention to any fluids coming out of them.

FEEL YOUR ARMPITS

Carefully feel both your armpits, first with clenched fingers, then with fingers apart. Look for any lumps.

LEAN FORWARD

Slightly lean forward and support your right breast with your right hand. Examine it carefully with your left hand by using circular motions. Repeat on the left breast.

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A precise demonstration will help you practice
breast self-examination correctly.

DID YOU NOTICE A

STAY CALM, NOT EVERY CHANGE IS DANGEROUS

BREAST CHANGE?

Breast changes vary and can be harmless (benign) or cancerous (malignant). If you feel or see any changes in your breast, do not hesitate and visit your doctor or gynecologists immediately. They will assess if additional tests are needed. If so, they will issue a referral marked “fast” or “urgent” with which you then schedule an appointment with a breast disease specialist.

WHERE

FIND A BREAST SPECIALIST NEARBY

TO GO?