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How often should I perform a Breast Self-Exam?

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  • Jo Ann Timberlake Profile
    Survivor since 2009
    A Breast Self-Exam is recommended monthly. At first you won't think you know what you are feeling for, but once you become familiar with the lumps & bumps naturally in your breast that are unique to you, then you will be in a position to notice a change.
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  • Nikol Vega Profile
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Once a month, that is how I noticed a lump which turned out to be cancer
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    • Kellsey Dunn Profile
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Good luck on/with your fight, God bless you.

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    • Janelle Strunk Profile
      Family Member or Loved One

      Thank you, Nikol. Good luck to you!

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  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    Stage 4 Patient
    I would suggest once a month as well. Self exams are so important! I found my lump which turned out to be stage III invasive ductal cancer. My mammogram missed my cancer 5 months prior to me finding the lump. Mammos ate great but not foolproof unfortunately. I have spoken to so many women that have had the same experience. Take care of yourself. :) Diana
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  • Miki Cunningham Profile
    You should do this monthly. It's suggested to perform it in the shower about a week after your period. Your breasts are in the best condition to find lumps at this time.
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  • Tyronzia C.majors Profile
    Stage 2A Patient
    Since I've found the first lump and have to undergo chemo. I check myself daily to safe than sorry. This doesnt hurt to check this way you can be aware of your body and going on.
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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I'm a current med student; to my knowledge self check should be performed monthly 1-2 weeks after your menstruation .
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  • Angela Bower Profile
    Once a month 7 days after your period
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