“I’m hoping to share a little trick of mine with as many people as possible, which could potentially help save someone’s life. So, this is a call out to all women to check for lumps lying down, as well as standing up,” she continued.
“As I think about my long journey ahead and the chemotherapy I will undertake, I want to reach as many people with this message and help find more #LaidBackLumps.”
Cancer Australia recommends familiarising yourself with your breasts and looking out for any changes including:
- a new lump or lumpiness, especially if it's only in one breast
- a changein the size or shape of your breast
- a changeto the nipple, such as crusting, ulcer, redness or inversion
- a nipple dischargethat occurs without squeezing
- a changein the skin of your breast such as redness or dimpling
- an unusual painthat doesn't go away.
It is important to undergo regular self-examinations in conjunction with regular check ups with your GP and mammograms once over the age of 50.