Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Best Time Conduct A Self-Examination of Your Breasts

Nov. 27, 2016

Dear Cathy:

When is the best time to conduct a self-examination of your breasts? Breast Self-Examination, Alabama

Dear Breast Self-Examination:

Most doctor’s offices that deal with women’s breasts will have pamphlets and other hand-outs that explains why it’s important for women to do self-examinations. They will even give you a plastic hanger to hang in your shower so you will know the correct way to do a self-examination.

Most doctors who read mammogram results or who examine the breast by touching -- will also tell you how important it is to do self-examinations. However, many women never do these exams and later many find out they have cancer.

A breast self-examination (BSE) is a technique which allows an individual to examine his/her breast tissue for any physical or visual changes. It is often used as an early detection method for breast cancer. Both men and women should perform a Breast Self Examination at least once each month beginning at age 18.

Do your breast self-examination at the end of your monthly period. If you are pregnant, no longer have periods or your period is irregular, choose a specific day each month.

This should be performed in the shower or with lotion on your skin or fingers. If you find a lump or notice other unusual changes, don’t panic. About 80% of lumps found are not cancerous. See your doctor promptly for further evaluation. Again, many times breast cancer can be treated if caught early by a breast self-examination.

To learn more about cancer and especially to heal yourself naturally, read my book “Cancer Cures: Heal Your Body and Save Your Life” available as an e-book and paperback at

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