Breast self- examination

Breast self- examination

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Caption: Breast self-examination. Woman with raised arm inspecting her breasts with her hand during a self-examination. Regular palpation (examination by touch) is recommended to detect the early stages of breast cancer, tumours or cysts. First there is a visual examination for changes in breast shape and surface texture. Then the fingers and the flat of a hand are run over each breast to the armpit to check the tissue more closely for lumps. Early detection and treatment of breast abnormalities gives a better chance of a cure.

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