Teach your hands what to look for - Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Teach your hands what to look for.

Pre Check – the app that puts breast health in your hands.

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Is it normal for your
breasts to be
a little lumpy?

Is that just
a stretch mark?

Does your nipple normally
go in like that?

How well do you know your own breasts?

How well do you know your own breasts? Is one normally bigger than the other? Is it normal that they’re sometimes really sore and a little lumpy? When was the last time you checked your breasts?

Breast cancer is most treatable when it is found early, so early detection is your best protection. That’s why it’s vital to know the signs and ‘know your normal’ – and if you notice any changes, see your doctor immediately.

Breast illustrations

How-to guide

1

Touch

Put your arm above your head and use the other hand to check. Move your fingers up and down or in circular motions to check all parts of your breast. Feel up to your collarbone and under your armpit.

2

Touch

If you have larger breasts, it’s often easier to check when you are lying down so that your breast tissue is flatter. Put your arm above your head and use the other hand to check.

3

Look

With hands on hips, look at your breasts in the mirror. Notice their shape, colour and size.

4

Look

Now raise your arms in the air to check underneath each breast.

5

Check

If you’ve found something that doesn’t seem normal, it’s important to consult your doctor. Pre Check is not a substitute for medical advice or regular mammograms.

Symptoms and signs of breast cancer

Pre check app screens

Features of Pre Check

Pre Check is a wellbeing tool for women in New Zealand. It’s an innovation that empowers women by giving them confidence to take control of their own breast health.

Pre check app screens
  1. Visual, tactile and audio cues help you search for signs of breast cancer on your mobile. When you find one, you can learn more about it before looking for other signs.

  2. Once you’ve found the signs of breast cancer, you are prompted to “get to know your normal”. We teach you how to self-check via an easy-to-follow illustrated guide.

  3. You have the option to set your own reminder for regular self-checks. This will send a push-notification to your phone, urging you to ‘touch, look and check’ and reminding you how.

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Teach your
hands what
to look for.

Know the signs. Know your normal. Download Pre Check App today

Download Pre Check App today.

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