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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:
September 8, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica MD - Family MedicineWendy Y. Chen MD, MPH MD, MPH - Medical Oncology, Hematology
Current as of: September 8, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Wendy Y. Chen MD, MPH MD, MPH - Medical Oncology, Hematology
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