The Daisy Wheel

The Daisy Wheel is an interactive, easy-to-use tool in Our ToolKit that outlines the 8 steps necessary to perform a breast self-exam. Each of the 8 steps on the front of the Daisy Wheel is displayed in a peek-a-boo window, fashioned after a gerber daisy petal, and includes a visual aid of the 8 steps on the back.

Daisy Wheel Breast Self-Exam Tool

Early & Often

The Daisy Wheel was developed in coordination with a medical consulting board for school nurses and health educators to integrate annually into existing health curriculum for students in grades 5 through 12.
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The 8 steps of a breast self-exam.

These are the 8 steps we suggest when performing a breast self-exam, and are the core of our Daisy Wheel©. We encourage you to make breast self-examination a part of your healthy routine – like brushing your teeth!

Breast Self-Exam - Step 1
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BSE - Breast Self Exam
Think of your breast as a daisy.
Breast Self-Exam - Step 2
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Look at your breasts in the mirror – hands on hips tighten your chest. Anything weird? Discharge, puckering, dimpling?
Breast Self-Exam - Step 3
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Lying down, firmly press 3 fingers on your breast in a circular motion. Examine each petal.
Breast Self-Exam - Step 4
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Apply 3 different levels of pressure — light, medium, firm — with your finger pads to check your breast tissue.
Breast Self-Exam - Step 5
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Use each pressure level (L, M, F) on each “petal” before moving to the next.
Breast Self-Exam - Step 6
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Start by your armpit and move down to just below your breast, using the same circular motion in an up and down pattern, covering your whole breast. ( Repeat on other breast )
Breast Self-Exam - Step 7
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Sitting or standing — raise your arms slightly and use the same circular motion with your finger pads to examine your underarm. ( Standing in the shower is a great place to do this! )
Breast Self-Exam - Step 8
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Did you see or feel something that worries you? Don’t be embarrassed — tell your mom, dad, sister, grandma, school nurse, teacher, your BFF!
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Let’s Take A Walk…

In this 8-minute Daisy Wheel Instructional Video we instruct students on how to do a breast self-exam, using a giant Daisy Wheel model.

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