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how do i check my breasts for lumps to detect early forms of breast cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Self-examination: Regardless of age, all women can benefit from monthly breast self-examination. In addition, it is recommended to see a physician yearly for breast examination and to have yearly mammograms beginning at age 40.
Answered on Jan 21, 2016
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
You are the: Best defense at finding lumps! use the pulpy two fingers to push and probe upper outer, upper inner, lower outer, lower inner quad of each breast. Push on the nipple and areola, compare to the other. Some use soapy hands in the shower. Ask the nurse to help. Have teh md check, mamo after age 40.
Answered on Jan 7, 2013
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Open this website: Open this website to see the video on how to do self breast examination. http://www.breastselfexams.org/self-exams/women-s-self-exams.
Answered on Jan 7, 2013

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