What is Breast self-examination?
Breast self-examination (BSE) is a screening method used in an attempt to detect early breast cancer. The method involves the woman herself looking at and feeling each breast for possible lumps, distortions or swelling (either superficial or deeper in tissue) or soreness. The woman stand in front of a mirror with the torso exposed to view. She looks for visual signs of dimpling, swelling, or redness on or near the breasts & repeated in several positions, such as while having hands on the hips, and with arms held overhead.