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Breast Self-Examination

Breast Problems in Women

Answer questions on a flow chart that describe breast problems experienced by women, like lumps, pain, discharge or skin problems that signal both minor and more serious problems. Follow the flow chart to learn about symptoms, diagnosis, and self-care.

Review Date: December 15, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

How to Perform a Breast Self-Examination

It's easy to perform a breast self-examination (BSE). and it only takes a few minutes. A BSE can help women detect cysts or other benign (noncancerous) breast problems between checkups. It can also help some women detect breast cancer.

Review Date: November 13, 2014

The Nemours Foundation

The Five Steps of a Breast Self-Exam

Examining your breasts is an important way to find breast cancer early, when it's most likely to be cured.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

breastcancer.org

When You Discover a Lump- (PDF)

This brief, step-by-step guide will help you to understand the steps doctors take to distinguish a benign from a cancerous lump, including diagnostic mammography, ultrasound, MRI and biopsy.

Review Date: June 27, 2012

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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