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Q: How do men and women thoroughly check for breast cancer?

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide
3/17/11 6:05am

For both men and women, the best strategy is to be thoroughly aware of how your breasts normally look and feel; and then to notice any changes. Your morning shower is a good chance to run your hands over your breasts as you soap up, and also to take a look at them, see if they look the same as they do every day (no swelling, no rash, no nipple changes, etc.)


For women, a yearly mammogram after age 40 is another way to check for breast cancer. And, your doctor should examine your breasts at your annual physical, as well.


Hope this helps - PJH

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By plymouth1401, Community Member— Last Modified: 03/17/11, First Published: 03/17/11