Breast self-examination

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.

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My breasts have been sore for weeks and feel very firm to touch.....I am not pregnant though. I have done a breast examination and cant feel...

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Hi,
Thanks for your question.
There may be a number of reasons for this symptom. All are based on the fact that breasts are sensitive to hormones....

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Hi, have a hard ridge surface under my nipple area, also have pebble area also in the same area. Have had a breast examination by my nurse. She...

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Hi,Jackie,
Thanks for query,
By manual examination of breast we can get important information.
But to be on safe side go for Mammogrphy test to...

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I am 41yo I have a lump in my left breast noticed in 2003, now 2013 its 3cm with ultrasound revealing blood flow wide with roundded boarder movable...

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Hi,
Based on the information provided it seems like a benign breast disease also known as "cystic fibroadenoma of breast".
Its is not a cancer per...

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