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    How to Do a Breast Self-Exam

    Every woman has a 1 in 8 chance of contracting breast cancer in her life. Performing regular breast self-exams and knowing risks can help prevent breast cancer. Here, step-by-step information on how to perform a breast self-exam and how to prevent breast cancer.
    Lying Down

    Feel for changes:

    • Lie down on your back with a pillow under your right shoulder.
    • Use the pads of the three middle fingers on your left hand to check your right breast.


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    Re: How to Do a Breast Self-Exam

    Lying Down

    • Press using light, medium, and firm pressure in a circle without lifting your fingers off the skin.
    • Follow an up-and-down pattern.
    • Feel for changes in your breast, above and below your collarbone and in your armpit.
    • Repeat on your left breast using your right hand.
    • These steps may be repeated while bathing or showering, using soapy hands.



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    Re: How to Do a Breast Self-Exam

    In Front of the Mirror

    Look for changes:

    • Hold arms at your side.
    • Hold arms over your head.



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    Re: How to Do a Breast Self-Exam

    In Front of the Mirror

    • Press your hands on your hips and tighten your chest muscles.
    • Bend forward with your hands on your hips.



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    Re: How to Do a Breast Self-Exam

    appreciate your efforts of sharing interesting and valuable topics related to the forum


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