In the United States, 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifespan. In 2018 alone, there are over 2 million new cases of breast cancer diagnosed worldwide.
Breast cancer is common amongst females 40 and over but although rare for females younger than 40, it is still not out of the realm of possibility to be diagnosed with breast cancer. No matter your age, it is important to do self checks once and month and to visit your doctor if you notice any changes.
Below are steps from the National Breast Cancer Foundation and how to properly check yourself. Do not skip doing these checks because it may save your life if you are able to detect this early.
HOW SHOULD A SELF BREAST EXAM BE PERFORMED