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Breast Self-Examination Using an Up-and-Down Pattern

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Move your fingers in small, coin-sized circles using different levels of pressure to examine all the breast tissue. Check your entire breast using a lengthwise strip pattern.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last Revised November 1, 2012

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: November 01, 2012
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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