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At what age should you start checking your breasts?

At what age should you start checking your breasts?

Earlier is better!: And it is never too late to get in the habit of checking them. In the bath or shower when your hands are soapy, use your palms (not your fingers) and quickly go over them in a regular manner. You will quickly learn what is normal for you and will likely know early should something ever develop. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Breast Self Exam (Definition)

Breast self exam is a method in which a person checks her own breasts to help detect breast problems or changes. Breast problems can be first discovered by women themselves, often by accident. Breast lumps can be ...Read more


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Could bf be checking your breasts for breast cancer?

Could bf be checking your breasts for breast cancer?

Self exam: You really should be checking yourself but bf can also do it. I have seen women with lumps found by their partners. ...Read more

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How can you check your breasts for lumps/cancer?

How can you check your breasts for lumps/cancer?

Mammogram&Self-Exam: The best way to check for breast cancer is a screening mammogram. It's safe, inexpensive, and noninvasive; it is most effective after menopause; most recommend starting at age 40. Self-examination is not as highly-endorsed but i think it can be a very effective way to find cancers when done often. Lastly, having a yearly physician exam is important as well. ...Read more

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How you can self check your breasts for lumps and abnormalities and stuff by feeling them?

How you can self check your breasts for lumps and abnormalities and stuff by feeling them?

Breast self exam: There are many websites that can provide instruction of breast self exams. Your family doctor or your gyn doctor can also instruct you in the proper technique. Check out the american cancer society website - http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/breastcancer/moreinformation/breastcancerearlydetection/breast-cancer-early-detection-acs-recs-bse. ...Read more

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What is the proper procedure for checking your breasts for lumps or bumps ?Laying down with your two fingers going into circle? Or in the shower ?

What is the proper procedure for checking your breasts for lumps or bumps ?Laying down with your two fingers going into circle? Or in the shower ?

See website: The following website has both pictures & step-by-step explanations of performing a self breast exam: http://www.Breastcancer.Org/symptoms/testing/types/self_exam/bse_steps.Jsp. ...Read more

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I am extremely scared. I heard they check your breasts and "downstairs" I am not sexually active so wil he still have to?

I am extremely scared. I heard they check your breasts and "downstairs" I am not sexually active so wil he still have to?

Confusing question: Your age is listed as 34. Breast exams are a regular part of an annual physical for women over ~25 and if you have ever been sexually active, a pelvic and pap smear would be another routine event. If you go in for a separate issue, not related to routine studies this would not be a common practice unless it is the first visit to establish care at a new office.Call ahead to see. ...Read more

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How can I do a breast self-exam?

How can I do a breast self-exam?

Self breast exam: Self breast exam in a premenopausal woman should be done shortly after menses has started(days3-7). Probably better while taking a shower. Should be systematic and feeling aroud the breast in counterclockwise fashion. Finally inspecting the nipples and gently squezzing it looking for any discharge. The most important thing is to know your breast so you can pick up a change. ...Read more

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Breast self exam should end at age 85?

Breast self exam should end at age 85?

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What's breast self-exam good for anymore?

What's breast self-exam good for anymore?

Focus on your normal: Focus on learning what's normal for you and your body. Then if there's something different or drawing your attention particularly if it's persistent then contact your doctor and let them evaluate. ...Read more

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