UNH students squat in a dance circle during Zumba class
(Pictured from left to right Riley Mahan, Nora White, Kathy Kerrigan, Leah Tully (Me), Katherine Hird, Eryn Daly
Following the Zumba class, students were instructed by Judy Stevens, a Community Health Nurse from the Office of Health Education and Promotion at the University of New Hampshire about how to conduct a self breast exam. I think the most interesting thing about conducting this exam was looking around to my friends and peers and realizing how clueless we all were. Every year, I’m asked by my physician if I know how to conduct a self exam, and every year I tell him yes. In reality, I was quite clueless!
Students learning how to properly conduct self breast exams
Handout from the UNH Office of Health Education and Promotion
For further information on breast cancer and prevention , follow the link.
What forms of preventative measures do you take to keep your health in check? Do you perform regular self breast or testicular screening exams?