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How to do a breast self-exam using a circle pattern
To do this type of breast exam, check the entire breast area by moving your fingers in circles around the breast. Start at the outer edge of the breast and make smaller and smaller circles around the breast until you reach the nipple. As you circle around the breast area, move your fingers in small, coin-sized circles using different levels of pressure.
Check both breasts.
Current as of:
August 2, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine Wendy Y. Chen MD, MPH - Medical Oncology, Hematology
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Wendy Y. Chen MD, MPH - Medical Oncology, Hematology