Learn to touch your #boobsandballs the right way!

Self-examination of breasts and testicles has saved lives of many young people. Learn how to examine your partner and yourself the right way, and therefore be able to detect any potential problem in early stage. 

About #boobsandballs

The self-examination manual, which you are just reading, was issued within the campaign I touch them every month – #boobsandballs. This campaign teaches how to do the self-examination of breasts and testicles and therefore detect any issue in early stage. Because not everyone knows we should touch them regularly, at least once a month, and so do the so called self-examination. 

Examine your boobs

Examine her boobs

Examine your balls

Examine his balls

Thanks to self-examination, 44 people have detected cancer in early stage

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What should I do if I find something? 

Do not panic, do not try to find advices on the internet, start acting! 

Immediately visit a doctor. Girls should visit their gynaecologist or GP. Guys should visit an urologist or GP. The doctors will issue a request form for a special screening. 

Note: Girls will make an appointment at an accredited mamocentre recommended by their doctor, or they can find one themselves at www.mamo.cz.

IMPORTANT: When making an appointment with your doctor, do not forget to mention you have found changes in your breasts or testicles. The waiting time will be much shorter!  

Is something still unclear or do you simply have a question? 

Our Kateřina is happy to answer you. 

Kateřina Vacková
katerina.vackova@loono.cz

What should I do if I find something? 

Do not panic, do not try to find advices on the internet, start acting! 

Immediately visit a doctor. Girls should visit their gynaecologist or GP. Guys should visit an urologist or GP. The doctors will issue a request form for a special screening. 

Note: Girls will make an appointment at an accredited mamocentre recommended by their doctor, or they can find one themselves at www.mamo.cz.

IMPORTANT: When making an appointment with your doctor, do not forget to mention you have found changes in your breasts or testicles. The waiting time will be much shorter!  

Is something still unclear or do you simply have a question? 

Our Kateřina is happy to answer you. 

Kateřina Vacková
katerina.vackova@loono.cz

Make yourself happy and support #boobsandballs

We want prevention to become part of people's everyday lives and we want them to enjoy it. Therefore, we produce t-shirts, diaries, mugs and more, to remind you everyday that the time to think of your health is now. By purchasing these items, you will support the #boobsandballs campaign.

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The campaign's official hashtag is #boobsandballs

Have you examined yourself? Let your surrounding now, post a picture or a comment with the hashtag #boobsandballs. It may be the impulse for other people to start too!

How to do the self-examination the right way?

Examine your boobs

Examine her boobs

Examine your balls

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How to examine your breasts

Do the examination every month according to our 9 steps.

Do not forget to examine your partner too. Because 30% of  cancer cases is detected by our beloved ones. Our health is in their hands too!

1. Touch them every month. 

TIP: It is ideal to touch them between the 5th and 10th day since the beginning of your menstruation. If you do not menstruate, you can choose any day of the month. 

2. Look into the mirror.

Do they look the same as last time? 
TIP: Raise your hands above your head and take another look. 

3. Notice

Discharge from your nipples.

Skin changes.

Change of the shape of your nipple.

Changes of the shape of your breast.

Changes in breast size.

4. Touch them.

Use three fingers and go in circular motions. Start on the surface, then go deeper with firmer pressure.

5. Touch the whole breasts.

Go from to base of your collar bone to the bottom of the bra. Pay attention to any unevenness on the surface and lumps in depth.

6. Examine with the opposite hand. 

Use your left hand to examine right breast and vice versa.
TIP: If you have bigger breasts, start the examination when sitting/standing, then repeat when lying on your side.

7. Check again! 

After you finish your self-exam, cup your breasts once more and rub them to make sure you didn’t forget anything.

8. If you didn't detect anything, congratulations!

We will see you next month!

9. If you detect something, do not panic and take a look in our What to do, if section.

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How to examine her breasts

Do the examination every month according to our 9 steps.

Do not forget to examine your partner too. Because 30% of cancer cases are detected by our beloved ones. Our health is in their hands too!

1. Touch them every month.

TIP: It is ideal to do it between the 5th and 10th day since the beginning of your menstruation. If she does not have menstruation, simply choose any day of the month. 

2. Look at them.

Do they look the same as last time? 
TIP: Ask her to put hands above her head and have a look again. 

3. Notice

Discharge from a nipple.

Skin changes.

Change in the shape of her nipple.

Change in the shape of her breast.

Change in the size.

4. Touch them.

Ideally flatwise with three fingers, circular motions. First on the surface, than a bit deeper with firmer pressure.

5. Touch the whole breasts.

From collar bone to armpit to the level of your bra. Pay attention to any unevenness both on the surface and in depth.

6. Examine one by one.

To give them all the attention needed.  TIP: If she has bigger boobs, start in a sitting or standing position, then then ask her to lie down on one side, then at the other, and repeat the examination. 

7. A reward at the end!

Cup her breasts and rub them to make sure you did not forget anything. :-).

8. If you did not detect anything, we are very happy!

See you next month!

9. If you detect something, do not panic and have a look in our What to do, if.

Other manuals

Examine your boobs

Examine your balls

Examine his balls

How to examine your balls

Do the examination every month following our 9 steps.

Do not forget to examine your partner too. Because 30% of cancer cases is detected by our beloved ones.Our health is in their hands too!

1. Touch them every month.

Choose any day that suits you.

2. Take a look.

Do they look the same as last time?

3. Notice

Change of shape.

Change in size.

Lumps.

Skin changes.

4. Touch them.

TIP: Do it ideally after a warm shower. The palpating will be much easier and more pleasant. 

5. Touch them with both hands, one after the other.

TIP: To examine them properly, keep your thumb in the front while placing your index and middle finger in the back.

6. Palpate from the top and move downwards, then go back upwards from below. Pay attention to any unevenness on the surface and lumps inside. 

Pay attention: Upwards in the back, there is epididymis. If it is the same and even on both sides, it's completely okay and you do not need to worry. 

7. And reward at the end!

Hold your balls in your hand and rub them to make sure you did not skip anything :-). 

8. If you didn't detect anything, we are very happy!

See you next month!

9. If you detect something, do not panic and have a look in our What to do, if.

Other manuals

Examine your boobs

Examine her boobs

Examine his balls

How to examine his balls

Do the examination once a month according to our 9 steps.

Do not forget to examine your partner too. Because 30% of cancer cases is detected by our beloved ones. Our health is in their hands too!

1. Touch them every month.

Choose any day that suits you.

2. Take a look.

Do they look the same as last time?

3. Notice

Changes of shape.

Changes in size.

Lumps.

Skin changes.

4. Touch them.

TIP: It's more comfortable after a warm shower.

5. Touch them with both hands, one after the other.

TIP: Place humb in the front and index finger with middle finger in the back.

6. Palpate from the top and carry on downwards, then go back upwards from bellow. Pay attention to any unevenness on the surface and lumps inside. 

Upwards in the back, there is epididymis. No worries, it's completely okay. 

7. A reward at the end!

Hold your balls in your hand and rub them to make sure you didn't forget anything :-). 

8. If you didn't detect anything, we are very happy!

See you next month!

9. If you detect something, do not panic and have a look in our What to do, if. 

Other manuals

Examine your boobs

Examine her boobs

Examine your balls