15 Nov

How to Do a Breast Exam and When to See Your Doctor

Whether you think about breast cancer or the thought never crosses your mind, it’s devastating when it happens. You may not be able to avoid breast cancer, but with early treatment you have a better chance of dealing with it before it spreads. Along with mammograms and ultrasounds as needed, the best way to find problems early is to do a monthly breast exam on your own. Here’s what you need to know.

Doing a Breast Exam

You can check your breasts while taking a shower. Simply move the pads of your fingers in a circular motion from outside to inside around your entire breast. Another way is to stand in front of a mirror. Look closely at your breasts, then raise your arms high, and look again. Now, flex your chest muscles and look one more time.

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