Breast Self-Exam Directory
Breast self-exams are a method of checking the breasts for abnormalities. Controversy has plagued this issue as some studies find self-exams to be not helpful in detecting breast cancer. However, many women do find lumps using a self-exam and get an accurate diagnosis because they check their breasts for abnormalities. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to do a breast self-exam, why you should do them and how often, and much more.
What To Expect From a Breast Exam
Learn what to expect from a doctor's breast exam.
Breast Cancer and the Breast Self-Exam
Learn how to perform a breast self-exam to check for lumps or other breast changes that may signal breast cancer.
What Are Fibrocystic Breast Changes?
Do your breasts feel tender, sore, or lumpier than usual? You could have a very natural condition called fibrocystic breast changes. Learn the symptoms and when to call the doctor.
Breast Cancer Detection and Diagnosis
How would you know if you had breast cancer? Learn more from WebMD about breast cancer detection.
Slideshows & Images
A Visual Guide to Breast Cancer
This overview covers the breast cancer experience, including symptoms, tests, treatments, recovery, and prevention. Pictures show breast structure and tumors.
Slideshow: 12 Reasons Why Your Nipples Itch
Nipples can itch for lots of reasons. Learn why you have the urge to scratch and what you can do.
Breast Quiz: Facts About Developing Boobs, Puberty, Bras, and More
Want to know the facts about your developing breasts? Take this quiz and see how much you already know.
Quiz: Breast Cancer Myths and Facts
Can antiperspirants cause breast cancer? What else have you heard about risk and prevention? Test your knowledge and separate fact from fiction.