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Breast self exam should end at age 85?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No!: Every patient should continue breast self exams as long as they are still present. Moreover, there is a 2 % rate of breast cancer in males as well.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is a breast self-exam? Is it easy?

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Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Know your breasts: Most recent recommendations are to have "breast self-awareness" rather than having to learn the steps of a rigid or detailed process of an examination. You know your body best. Don't be afraid to touch your breasts to know their consistency so you can get checked if things change. Get an exam if discharge, skin dimpling or redness, a lump or tender spot, especially if one sided.

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