When to do a breast exam

Once a month only

Menstruating women – 7 days after the start of your period. When breasts are least tender or swollen.

Menopausal women – the first day of every month.

Breastfeeding – after all the milk has been expressed.

Mastectomy with or without breast reconstruction – examine your mastectomy scar and reconstructed breast(s).

We’ll send you a monthly email reminder on the first of each month.