Is a breast self exam supposed to be done by guys?

Not routinely. Although about 1% of breast cancers occur in men, it is more likely to be detected early because there is less breast tissue to obscure a lump. Rouitine self-exam by men is not generally recommended.

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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...
Focus on our 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...

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...
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...

What is the best way to do a breast self-exam?

Methodically. Pick a starting and a finishing point and just make sure to cover all the tissue possible. Make sure to compress tissue against ribs to palpate the tissue best. Read more...
Ask your doctor. This is an easily acquired skill, but you must be taught to do it thoroughly. Read more...
Self Breast Exam. To screen yourself for breast cancer start with a self exam: http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/guide/breast-self-exam If you feel anything concerning contact your doctor. Read more...

What should men be feeling for during a breast self exam?

Lumpy bumpy. You need to palpate and feel uniformity of tissue . When you feel a mass that stands out of that uniformity , that should be evaluated by a doctor. You may want to ask your doctor to demonstrate the technique. Read more...
Look and feel. They should be looking for any nipple /areola changes such as scabbing dry skin or inversion, especially if new. They should feel for any new or changes such as masses or lumps. Exams should be performed regularly in conjunction with mammograms or MRI particularly in those with a family history or genetic tendency (braca). Read more...

What exactly is the proper method to perform a breast self exam?

Check this site. http://health.discovery.com/diseases-conditions/cancer/videos/breast-cancer-awareness-breast-self-exam.htm. Read more...
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...

What's the proper method to perform a breast self exam? Sitting, lying?

Lying. It used to be suggested that they be done while in the shower with soap on your fingers to make it easier to feel things. But, in the past year, the new recommendations are to do the exam when lying down to get flattening of the breast tissue against the ribs. Use the fat part of the fingers and push the tissue against the rib cage. Read more...

How often should I do a breast self-exam (bse)?

Monthly if desired. The value of breast self exams (bse) in the early detection of breast cancer is not settled. Instead, a clinical breast exam (cbe) should be done by a health professional (e.g. Family physician) on a regular schedule such as every 3-6 months. If self exam is desired then the correct tchnique has to be practiced and verified by your doctor first. After that, a monthly bse can be done. Read more...

Is a breast-self exam still suggested by doctors?

Absolutely. Yes, even young adolescents should check their breasts initially with their mother's guidance. When breast growths are found early by patients themselves, the prognosis can be determined quickly, and in many cases, if malignant, breast conserving surgery is possible. Read more...
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...

Is a breast self-exam more accurate than a mammogram at 35?

Sometimes. In younger women with very dense breast it is sometimes not possible to visualize a palpable nodule on mammo detected on physical exam. In such cases, other modalities such as ultrasound and MRI may be utilized. Read more...
Apples ; Oranges. Mammograms can see things which cannot be felt; breast (self) exam can sometimes find lumps that cannot be seen--these modalities complement one another. That said, we usually do not recommend mamms until age 40. If one has a suspicious lump by either modality, (nonsurgical) needle biopsy is the only means for definitive diagnosis. Read more...
Probably not. In the average risk person, breast self exam may be important, but its contribution to breast cancer detection is relatively limited. The sensitivity of mammography is diminished in dense breasts(seen particularly in younger woman), but it is still probably superior to self exam. Read more...