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How can the doctor check you for breast cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
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In brief: History and physical

Is where a doctor starts, including a family history.
The physical includes a breast exam both sitting up and lying down. Given your age, a screening mammogram would be the usual next step, assuming the history and physical did not reveal anything concerning. Then see what the mammogram results are. You should perform breast self exam every month in the shower - ask your doctor for instruction.

In brief: History and physical

Is where a doctor starts, including a family history.
The physical includes a breast exam both sitting up and lying down. Given your age, a screening mammogram would be the usual next step, assuming the history and physical did not reveal anything concerning. Then see what the mammogram results are. You should perform breast self exam every month in the shower - ask your doctor for instruction.
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