How To Do A Self Breast Exam

How To Do A Self Breast Exam

Women should report any breast changes to their health professional right away. Breast self-examination (BSE) is something women start doing in their 20’s. Self Breast Exams should also be done by men, it isn’t talked about much or in the news but Men’s Breast Cancer is just as critical. Below you will find a video on How To Do A Self Breast Exam with Dr. Oz and Dr. Donnica Moore.

Women who choose to use a step-by-step approach to “Self Breast Exam” should have their BSE technique reviewed during their physical exam by a health professional. By doing the self breast exam regularly, you get to know how your breasts normally look and feel and you can more readily find any changes. Early Detection Of Breast Cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.

You should see your health care professional as soon as possible for evaluation if any of the following changes occurs. Development of a lump or swelling, skin irritation or dimpling, nipple pain or retraction (turning inward), redness or scaliness of the nipple or breast skin, or a discharge other than breast milk (such as staining of your sheets or bra).

Dr. Oz: How To Do A Self Breast Exam

Do you know how to do a breast exam? are you doing your breast self-exam correctly? Dr. Oz says a thorough breast self-exam should be done once a month; spend 8 minutes on each breast. You need to find out exactly what to look for and how to do it right with this step-by-step lesson from Dr. Oz and Dr. Donnica Moore.

Step 1: Examine breasts in mirror for visual changes in the size and color of the breasts, particularly in the nipple area and the skin.

Step 2: Lay down with one hand above your head. With the other hand, start the exam all the way up by the collarbone and work your way over to the armpit. Move toward the nipple in an outward concentric pattern, using the pads of your 3 middle fingers. Repeat on the other breast.

Step 3: Lumps won’t feel perfectly round or smooth. They will feel irregular, hard and not moveable. Note any lumps and talk to your doctor.

Step 4: Gently, with your thumb and forefinger, check for nipple discharge by applying pressure at the 9-3 and 12-6 clock positions.

Dr. Donnica Moore stresses the fact that you are to spend eight minutes on each breast, and to do it 5 days after your period, and menopausal women to do a breast exam the first of every month.

Remember that most of the time, however, these breast changes are not cancer.

What Is That Lump In My Breast

Dr Oz explains how to tell if that lump in the breast is cancer or benign. While doing your monthly breast self-exam, you may feel some lumps and bumps. Which ones are cause for concern? Learn how to differentiate between a benign cyst and cancer. Also, Dr. Oz tells you what foods and supplements may increase – and decrease – your risk of cysts. Most of the lumps we feel in are breasts are cysts, their not cancers, and 4 out 5 times the biopsies come back non cancerous.

Most of the lumps we feel in are breasts are cysts, their not cancers. Educate yourself and learn to tell the difference between a cystic lump and a cancer lump.