How to do a breast self-exam

We talked about how to do testicular self-exams, but I didn’t talk much about how to do breast self-exams. Thank you to the kind student who requested a little more info! It’s so important, because as we talked about in class, if you find a breast cancer while it’s still small, the chances of metastasis are much lower.

Before we talk about the procedure itself, I want to stress that self-exams should be done at least once a month. That way, you’ll become familiar with how your breasts look and feel, and you’ll be better able to tell if something has changed. Continue reading