Breast Self Examination Kit

The BSE Pad™
Breast Self Examination Kit

For a one time purchase of only $25 you will be ensured your breast self-examination is enhanced with The BSE Pad™.

To purchase the BSE Pad please contact yvonne@straighttoyourheart.ca

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women today and is the most common cancer among women. More that 1.2 million people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year world wide and over 400,000 will die of the disease this year alone. The chance of developing invasive breast cancer during a women’s lifetime is approximately 1 in 8 (about 13%). Although much less common, breast cancer also occurs in men with an estimated 1,720 cases diagnosed in 2005.

When it comes to breast health, breast self-examination is one of the three components of a comprehensive breast-screening program, including regular clinical breast exams by your doctor and mammograms. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a product you could use to enhance your own sense of touch during your monthly breast self-examination? Well now there is.

The BSE Pad™ is a medical device composed of soft, ultra-thin latex-free polyurethane with a special lubricant sealed inside. The BSE Pad™ was designed to help women perform their monthly breast self-examinations with confidence. When you place your fingers on The BSE Pad™ and press firmly against it your fingers will glide smoothly across your breast. The BSE Pad™ reduces friction and may provide for an easier and more comfortable exam. Your breast self-exam should be performed first with your bare hands and then with The BSE Pad™. Read and follow the instructions included in the box for proper use of The BSE Pad™.

 
How to use the BSE Pad™
 

Rub The BSE Pad™ between your hands to spread the lubricant inside the pad. This will also help to warm The BSE Pad™ to your body temperature.

♥ Lay the BSE Pad™ over the area to be examined. Press down firmly on The BSE Pad™ with your fingers flat and move them over the area to be examined. Use the pads of your fingers, not the tips. The top layer of The BSE Pad™ will move while the bottom layer remains stationary. By reducing friction, your fingers concentrate on the perceived sense of shape.

♥ Repeat this procedure until you are comfortable with how The BSE Pad™ is to be used. 

 
Research Brief
 
The BSE Pad™ is:

♥ Regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Class 2 Medical Device in the U.S. and as a Class 1 Medical Device in Canada.

♥ Enhances the sense of touch.

♥ May be reused every month

 
Important Note

It is very important that you understand the three necessary components of a comprehensive breast-screening program as recommended by the American Cancer Society.

♥ Breast Self-examination

♥ Regular clinical breast exams by your doctor

♥ Mammograms
 

Breast self-examination with and without The BSE Pad™ is not a replacement for a mammogram or clinical breast exam by your doctor. It is important that you have regular clinical exams and mammograms as advised by your doctor. Report any changes found with your bare hand or The BSE Pad™ exam to your doctor immediately for proper evaluation.

If you discover a lump, puckering or discharge during either the barehanded breast exam or the breast exam using The BSE Pad™ it is important that you see your doctor immediately. Some women are predisposed to lumpiness in their breasts but always report any changes to your doctor.

 
Other Changes and Warning Signs

Other breast changes and warning signs to watch for during breast self-examination include:

♥ Any new lump or hard lump found in the breast or armpit

♥ Any lump or thickening that does not shrink or lessen after your next period

♥ Any change in the size, shape or symmetry of your breast

♥ A thickening or swelling of the breast

♥ Any thickening, puckering or indention in the breast

♥ Dimpling, skin irritation or other change in the breast skin or nipple

♥ Nipple discharge (fluid coming from your nipples other than breast milk) particularly if the discharge is bloody, clear and sticky, dark or occurs without squeezing your nipple

♥ Nipple tenderness or pain

♥ Nipple retraction: turning or drawing inward or pointing in a new direction

♥ Any breast change that may be cause for concern

If any of these changes or other abnormalities are noted women should see their physicians as soon as possible for clinical evaluation. However, it is important to note that in the majority of cases (80%) breast lumps and changes are not cancerous.

FAQ
Q. Why is breast self-examination so important?

A. By examining your breast regularly you should become familiar with what is normal for your body. Any change should be brought to the attention of your doctor. But remember breast self-exam is only one part of good breast health care. It is very important that you have regular clinical breast exams and mammograms as advised by your doctor.

 
Q. How should I care for my BSE Pad™?

A. If The BSE Pad™ becomes soiled, simply rinse with warm water and let dry. Store The BSE Pad™ at room temperature.

♥ Remember, women of all ages should perform breast self-examinations. 

 

For more information on Breast Cancer please visit the: 

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

At Ease Body Care
Healing Your Heart From The Inside Out

Any advice regarding wellness solutions is not a substitute for seeking medical attention and is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, exercise or other health program.