Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Self-Palpation Glove
for Early Detection of Breast Cancer

What is the Breast Care Glove® ?

The Breast Care Glove® has been developed to support breast self-examination. The glove is made from thin EVA film, that helps increase the sensitivity of the fingertips when doing self-palpation.

Breast Self-Palpation (Examination)

Visual self-check and self-palpation can help detect deformations in the breast which may or may not be caused by breast cancer.
Self-palpation of the breasts is recommended monthly after menstruation, or on a fixed day of the month for women going through menopause to identify any increase in size, and abnormality such as lumps or variations in mammary.

The Breast Care Glove® allows for easier detection of such abnormalities.

 

IMPORTANT

The Breast Care Glove® cannot replace a regular mammography screening.
In any case of changes to the breasts, it is required to seek medical advice.

HEALTHY HABITS

While you can’t do anything to change the risk factors such as being a woman, getting older or your family history, there are several other things you can do to reduce your risks and stay healthy.

Brochure - manual

From: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/breast-exam/about/pac-20393237

A breast self-exam for breast awareness is an inspection of your breasts that you do on your own. To help increase your breast awareness, you use your eyes and hands to determine if there are any changes to the look and feel of your breasts.
If you notice new breast changes, discuss these with your doctor. Though most breast changes detected during a self-exam for breast awareness have benign causes, some changes may signal something serious, such as breast cancer.
Most medical organizations don't recommend routine breast self-exams as a part of breast cancer screening. That's because breast self-exams haven't been shown to be effective in detecting cancer or improving survival for women who have breast cancer.
Still, doctors believe there is value in women being familiar with their own breasts, so they understand what's normal and promptly report changes.

Why it's done

A breast self-exam that you do for breast awareness helps you understand the normal look and feel of your breasts. If you notice a change in your breasts that seems abnormal or if you notice one breast is different when compared with the other, you can report it to your doctor.
There are many conditions that can cause changes in your breasts, including breast cancer.
Although the breast self-exam technique isn't always a reliable way to detect breast cancer, a significant number of women report that the first sign of their breast cancer was a new breast lump they discovered on their own. For this reason, doctors recommend being familiar with the normal consistency of your breasts.