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How do I do a self-check for breast cancer?
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Dr. Deanna Attai
Breast Surgery
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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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Deanna Attai
Dr. Deanna Attai
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: 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.).

In brief: 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.).
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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