How do I do a self-check for breast cancer?

See full answer. Breast self-examinations should be performed about once a month, ideally 7-10 days after your menstrual cycle if you are having periods. There are various techniques but the important point is to cover the entire breast, not just the area under the nipple. Your focus should be on getting to know the normal texture of your breast, and any changes should be reported to your physician.
Monthly self exam. The new way is called the "vertical stripe method." you carefully feel your breast tissue in an up-and-down pattern so you don't miss any areas. You can learn to do this by watching this video: http://www.Imaginis.Com/breast-health/breast-self-examination-video. (it's a little old-fashioned-looking, but it's the correct method.).
Self-Aware. The current recommendations are that you are self-aware of your breasts so that any changes or new masses could be reported to your doctor. Recommendations for monthly self breast exams have been decreased.

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What is the very best way to check for breast cancer?

Thus: 1. Monthly self breast exams (yes, i still believe in them even if some don't). 2. Yearly physical exam by a competent health professional. 3. Yearly screening mammogram. If your risk is higher than normal, you may need physicals more often or even screening mris and/or preventative tamoxifen or evista (raloxifene). Talk to your doc about this. Read more...

How often should I do a self-examination for breast cancer?

Monthly. A breast self exam is very important part of screening for detecting breast cancer. Learn more: http://www.Webmd.Com/breast-cancer/guide/breast-self-exam?Page=2. Here is a popular youtube: http://youtu.Be/lw7s_duuisk. Read more...
Monthly. Self breasts examination once a month and if you feel a mass or find some changes in nipple or there is bleeding, consult your primary care doctor immediately. Now women at younger age like 25 years old gets breasts cancer and if diagnosed very early, surgery can cure the person. Read more...
Monthly. Monthly self-breast examinations are recommended for all women starting in their 20s. There are specific methods that are more effective and so an internet search or talking with your physician would be wise. Begin mammograms at age 40 unless you have a first-degree family member with breast cancer diagnosed at younger than 50 and start 10 years prior to their diagnosis. Read more...

How often should I check for breast cancer? I heard if I check too often it's bad for my health.

Once monthly. Breast self awareness is advised to all women over 20 yrs of age. This means looking for any changes from your normal feel and appreance of your breasts. Breast self examination means felling for any lumps in your breast. Both these methods allow women to notice if there is any change and seek medical attention. It is best done immediately after your menses have stopped followin each monthly cycle. Read more...

Can I do a self breast cancer exam?

Yes. In fact, i believe this is much more important and helpful than the much-promoted mammogram business. Talk about this with your physician, and read up on it. Do it the same time each month. Read more...
Yes. It is easy to learn how to do a breast self exam google breast self exam and look for reputable sites and learn and do it and you will be on your way. Read more...
Yes You Can. 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 is the very best way to check for breast cancer when you already have a lot of lumps?

Changes. The key is to check every month, and at the same time each month (i.e., the 17th). That way you will be at the same hormone levels each time. You will become accustomed to what is normal for you, and be on the look out for changes. Here is a good description of how to do and what to look for: http://women.Webmd.Com/breast-self-examination. Read more...

Hospital appointment on 7th to check for breast cancer, what to expect?

??? Can you clarify your question? Are you going in for a mammogram or ultrasound? Are you going to see a breast specialist for an exam? Are you going in for surgery-if so, I hope you had a needle biopsy beforehand. If you already have a doctor, then I recommend contacting him/her for more information about what you are having done and why. Good luck. Read more...

How can they check for breast cancer after a mastectomy?

See a breast surgeon. Mammogram, ultrasound and MRI may all be helpful. The important thing is to have a breast surgeon with experience following you, interpreting all test results and coordinating your care. Take care and best of luck. Read more...
Physical Exam. After a mastectomy, frequent exams of the affected side, mammograms on the opposite side. Yearly chest xray, and other tests depending on symptoms. Read more...

Please explain what do you call doctors that check for breast cancer?

What do you mean? Most family docs and gynecologist will do regular breast exams looking for lumps. A radiologist will read the mammogram. A radiologist or a surgeon will do a biopsy and a pathologist will look at the tissue under the microscope. I'm not sure what you mean by "checking" for breast cancer. Read more...