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Breast self-exam

Breast self-exam

Monthly breast self-exams should always include visual inspection (with and without a mirror) to detect any changes in contour or texture and manual examination in standing and reclining positions to find any unusual lumps or thicknesses.






Review Date: 1/25/2013
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