Step 5 - Check in another way for lumps. Health experts recommend you also check for lumps using the same fingering routine while either standing or sitting. You might find this easier to do if your skin is wet and slippery. A good time to check is while standing in a shower or sitting in a bath. Read more about breast lumps or masses as a symptom of breast cancer. Breast Cancer News is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.