October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.
Self Examinations
It is important to do monthly self examinations as this can lead to early detection of irregularities. Follow the steps below to learn how easy it is.
What to look for
A lump in the breast or arm pit, sizes vary from a marble to a tennis ball;
Increase in size of one breast;
Swelling of glands in armpit;
Enlargement of one arm;
Dimpling of the skin;
Dimpling of or changes to the nipple;
Discharge from the nipple;
Lowering of one breast or nipple;
Orange peelĀ“ appearance to the skin of breast and or nipple;
Retraction of one or both nipples;
Dry skin (eczema) of the nipple.
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