Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Breast cancer; guys actually can get it too

Tak tahu lah, tiba2 je rasa nak buat posting pasal ni. As most of us aware, breast cancer ni kira agak common among the women, tapi unfortunately, even if these are rare cases, still, ada jugak lelaki yang kena breast cancer.
Not a myth, tapi memang ada orang yang aku kenal, lelaki, kena breast cancer. So kat sini, aku nak promote to the girls, and GUYS as well, that we should be aware of breast cancer. Serius, adik kepada abang ipar aku, seorang lelaki, disahkan mengidap kanser payudara. Who actually can have a thought on that?

Self breast exam:


Fingers slide easier over wet skin. Raise your left arm and with the flat side of your hand move gently over each breast in a circular motion. Check for any lump, hard knot or thickening. Do not squeeze or prod your breasts. It is also important that you feel around your collarbone and armpit for any swellings or lumps.


Put your hands on your hips and then press inwards until the chest muscles tighten. This will make any changes more prominent. Now, put your hands on your head and look for dimples or bulges, particularly underneath your breast. Dimples that are symmetrical in each breast are usually harmless. Put your arm over your head and look again for any changes. Look carefully at your breasts from every angle from the side, underneath and leaning forward.


Place a pillow under your left shoulder and put your left arm above your head. Examine your breast in a circular motion. Look for any change in nipple direction, puckering, swelling of the dark skin surrounding the nipple or orange peel skin. Repeat on right side. Also squeeze each nipple gently to check for any discharge.
There are a few other signs you should be aware of and look out for when doing your self-awareness - check routine:
  • A change in the shape or size of the breast - it may be that one breast has become noticeably larger or lower.
  • The nipple turns in - it becomes inverted.
  • The nipple changes position or shape.
  • A swelling or lump in your armpit.
  • A blood-stained discharge - this a very rare symptom.
  • A rash on a nipple or surrounding area (very rare).
  • Veins which stand out more than usual.
  • Any pain in your breast that you have not experienced before.
Remember, that if there is any change in your breast from what is normal for you, you should make an appointment to discuss your concerns with your doctor.

Anyway, aku memang tak leh nak letak gambar lah kat sini. Since sat lagi ada pulak cap blog aku ni blog tak senonoh. And aku tak jumpa dalam bahasa Melayu, so aku post English sudah lah en.

Oh, by the way, to the girls, it says that kalau nak wat breast exam, jangan buat around time nak dekat period, since time tu pepaham sendiri lah. 

And guys, seriously, please be aware of breast cancer too ya!

Pengesanan awal menyelamatkan nyawa!

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