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To do this type of breast exam, check the entire breast area by moving your fingers in circles around the breast. Start at the outer edge of the breast and make smaller and smaller circles around the breast until you reach the nipple. As you circle around the breast area, move your fingers in small, coin-sized circles using different levels of pressure.
Check both breasts.
Current as of: December 19, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineWendy Y. Chen, MD, MPH - Medical Oncology, Hematology
Current as of:
December 19, 2018
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Wendy Y. Chen, MD, MPH - Medical Oncology, Hematology
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