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How is breast cancer diagnosed during pregnancy?

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The best thing you can do while pregnant is to see your doctor regularly. These visits are called prenatal (or "before birth") checkups, and they're crucial for keeping you and your baby in the best possible health. During some of these visits, you may have breast exams to check for changes.

You should also regularly do self-exams at home. That way you’ll be more able to notice any changes in your breasts. If you’re not sure exactly how to give yourself a breast exam, your doctor or nurse can teach you.

From: Breast Cancer and Pregnancy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: The American Cancer Society. The National Cancer Institute. The Journal of the American Medical Assocation. 


Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 15, 2017

SOURCE: The American Cancer Society. The National Cancer Institute. The Journal of the American Medical Assocation. 


Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 15, 2017

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