Breastlight is no doubt a very simple and easy to use product. You need to consider following instructions for improved results:

  • Choose a room where you can easily perform this procedure.
  • Apply lubricant on your skin.
  • Turn on Breastlight under one of your breasts and look down.
  • Keep your Breastlight pressed tightly against your skin.
  • Use a mirror for more clearer vision.
  • Check all areas , including armpits and even the top of the chest area.
  • Please note that Breastlight may require an overnight charge before use.

What to look for

When you are looking at your breasts with Breastlight you may also see other dark areas. These could look like very dark spots or a shadowy area.

It is possible that these are abnormalities in the breast. If you see these you should go to your GP for advice.

These pictures illustrate what to look out for.


NOTE : These pictures have been created for illustrative purposes and are not clinical photographs.Examples of clinical photography can be found in the section on Clinical Evidence.

It is important to check out any suspicious signs for your peace of mind. Whether it is a lump that you feel, a strange change in the nipple or a dark shadow seen with Breastlight you should follow up with your doctor.

Remember that not all abnormalities are cancerous. In fact in about nine out of ten cases it will not be a cancer but a minor ailment that can easily be treated.

The key thing is to go and see your Doctor straight away if you notice any changes or abnormalities.Having it checked out as soon as possible could save you needless worry. And if the lump is cancerous then you will have the best possible chance of successful treatment.

Great improvements are being made in the treatment of breast cancer and as a result, the number of breast cancer survivors continues to increase.

Why should I check out any dark areas?

In the early stages of some types of malignancies there is an increase in the blood flow to the area. New blood vessels are formed in a process called angiogenesis.

Angiogenesis around a small malignancy

This increase in the number of small vessels may look like a dark shadow or dark area when Breastlight is used.

Detailed Instructions

We designed Breastlight to be a simple and easy to use product.

However before you use the product we do strongly recommend that you take some time to read through the instructions.

  1. Find a room in the house where you can turn off the lights and make it as dark as possible. The darker the room, the easier it is to use Breastlight.
    It is helpful to see yourself in a mirror as you use the product – so make sure there is one in the room that you can sit or stand in front of.Make yourself comfortable – sitting or standing are both fine.

how to exam your breast using breastlight

Most women find it more comfortable to use a lubricant, which allows the lens to slide across the skin more easily. Apply the lubricant lightly over the entire breast and wipe off any excess after you have finished.Chose a water-based lubricant, not an oil based product (such as baby oil or petroleum jelly) as this may damage your Breastlight.A sample of the specially formulated Breastlight Lubricant is included in the pack. It is also available tobuy here.Do not use the lubricant supplied if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.

Turn off the lights and wait for a couple of minutes to allow your eyes to get used to the dark.

2. Turn on your Breastlight. At first, it will start at a low light level so as not to dazzle your eyes. The light will increase to full power only when it is in contact with your skin.Hold Breastlight underneath one of your breasts and push it firmly against the skin. This will make sure that there is a good contact with your skin and avoid light escaping at the side. At this point you will notice the light has become very bright.

By looking down you will see part of your breast illuminated by the light

By looking down you will see part of your breast illuminated by the light. The dark lines are veins and other blood vessels in silhouette.

There are four different brightness settings. Use the top button on your Breastlight to change the brightness level. Generally larger or firmer breasts will require a higher brightness setting. Try all the brightness settings until you find the one that is right for you. If the light is too low then you will not be able to see the veins in your breast. If it is too high you won’t be able to see the fine details.

3. Slowly move Breastlight around and you will be able to see other parts of your breast. You should continue to do this until you have seen as much as you can.Use your other hand to hold your breast as you move Breastlight around. This will help you keep the lens pressed firmly against the skin.As you move around you may find it easier to switch hands as you change position.

The breast tissue goes right around under the arms and high up on the chest toward your shoulder – so be sure to look here as well

4. The breast tissue goes right around under the arms and high up on the chest toward your shoulder – so be sure to look here as wellBy either looking down on your breast or at the reflection in the mirror you will get a good view of all these areas.

By either looking down on your breast or at the reflection in the mirror you will get a good view of all these areas.

5. Take time to check all areas of your breast, including the area just behind the nipple.

Take time to check all areas of your breast, including the area just behind the nipple

There is no set way to complete the examination. There is quite a variation in breast shapes and sizes and you know yourself best. Just make sure that you have a good look around.

When you have finished looking at one breast you should repeat with the other. Once again you may find it easier to do this if you switch and hold your Breastlight with the other hand.

Tips

At the beginning it might feel a little strange but with practice you will get better and better results.

Important things to remember are:

  • Make the room as dark as possible
  • Keep your Breastlight pressed tightly against your skin
  • Use a mirror so you can see more
  • Check all areas – including under the arms and high on the chest

Additional Advice

Evade using Breastlight during and afterward Pregnancy

Pregnancy and lactation enriches the blood stock to breast tissue and enlarges the breast which may cause false reading using breast light screening device…
It is highly recommended not to use Breastlight during pregnancy and you should wait for at least 6 months after giving birth and till you are going through breast feeding by the infant…

Breastlight Usage for Breast Cancer patients:
If you had a lumpectomy, you will be able to see the rest of your breast normally with Breast light but there may be a congealing area over your scar tissue. This may mean an increased supply of blood capillaries to the scar area which could look darker with Breastlight.

The same way if you had a partial removal of your breast, you can still use Breast light on the remaining tissue.

If you had your breast removed and reconstructed, you will not be able to use Breast light, as it only works on breast tissue.

A total mastectomy will remove all the breast tissue reconstruction uses grafts and skin graft tissue.

About the Device

the Display Panel there are four symbols on the display the brightness setting indication

Let’s Have a Look

Before using this device you need to have full information about the product…

The Display Panel

There are four symbols on the display

  1. The brightness setting indicator shows you the level of brightness that you have selected. There are four settings to choose from.
  2. The battery charge symbol will show you how much battery life is left and will flash when the battery needs charging.
  3. The temperature indicator will only come on if the product has overheated. In this unlikely event the unit will cut out before using the device you need to have full information about the product. Symbol will flash until Breastlight has cooled down sufficiently and it is ready again for use.
  4. The days since last used indicator shows how long ago you last used your Breastlight. You may find this useful as a reminder as to calculate the number of days…

Batteries and Power

Breastlight is powered by a set of rechargeable batteries. Before the first use they will need to be charged for 4 hours – after that recharging is faster as per use.

If you are using the device with mains power please ensure the cables and power supply cannot get wet and take care not to trip over the cable.

The Light

Breastlight uses skin detecting technology to safeguard that the light is only at full power when the lens is in contact with your skin. The skin sensor needs time to reset itself when you switch the Breastlight screening device on, so wait for a couple of seconds before placing it against your skin.

Breastlight emits light in a visible wavelength. This process is entirely secure and will not cause any impairment to your skin or breast tissue.

We advise you not to look directly into the light when it is at any of its bright settings. This will not cause any permanent damage but may cause a temporary dazzling effect.

Cleaning and Care

Cleaning of the product is essential hygienically. The device may be cleaned using a dry tissue or slightly moist cloth.

Breastlight is not a waterproof device so should be avoided for any contact with water.

Save the Environment

Do not throw the appliance away with the normal household waste at the end of its life but hand it to an official collection point for recycling. By doing this you will help to preserve the environment.

Always remove the battery before discarding the appliance Here are instructions on how to do this.