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what to do if i cannot give myself a breast exam..?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Why can't you?: Check this site to learn to do a breast exam: http://www.breastselfexams.org/self-exams/women-s-self-exams. Additionally, ask your physician to instruct you. Your physician can exam when seen for follow up.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

I cannot give myself a breast exam, what to do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not sure why you: Can't examine your breasts. If it is not possible, then your partner can be taught to do a breast exam. Your physician can also perform a breast exam.

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