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Breast Self-Exam: Again, cover the entire breast from top to bottom, side to side—from your collarbone to the top of your abdomen, and from your armpit to your cleavage

Finally, feel your breasts while you are standing or sitting. Many women find that the easiest way to feel their breasts is when their skin is wet and slippery, so they like to do this step in the shower. Cover your entire breast, using the same hand movements described in Step 4.

Learn more about breast self exam in our Diagnosis section, including a recent controversial research report on the effectiveness of breast self exams for saving lives.


Step 1 | Step 2 and 3 | Step 4 | Step 5

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