Breast Self-Exam

It’s important for women to perform breast self-exams and familiarize with the look and the feel of their breasts, because that will allow them to report anything that’s unusual or abnormal to their health provider, says Dr. Cristina Lopez-Penalver, Breast Surgeon with Miami Cancer Institute. The doctor describes physicians look for lumps in the breasts around the collarbone and under the armpit, changes in the size and the shape of one breast relative to the other, changes in the nipples and changes in the skin, which can be signs of breast cancer.

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