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Your Guide to Healthy Breasts: What Those Lumps, Bumps, and Weird Conditions Really Mean

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How to Do a Breast Self-Exam

No clue how to do a breast self-exam? No worries. "Just touch your breasts often -- especially the week after your period, because that's when they're least lumpy -- and watch for anything that changes or feels different," says Therese Bevers, MD, of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. This habit is one of your best defenses against breast cancer, particularly before you start getting mammograms at age 40. In addition to feeling for lumps, be alert for these lesser-known signs of breast cancer: flattening or indentations in one area of the breast, dimpled skin that looks like an orange peel, redness, and pulling or dimpling of the nipple.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, October 2011.



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10/27/2013 04:29:12 PM Report Abuse
marie2019 wrote:

I feel any unusual sign should be explored. With the significant rate of cancer, women cannot be too careful. The following is an informative article that addresses how scar treatments work in the event surgery is necessary.

10/27/2013 01:23:03 PM Report Abuse
kathleencoviello wrote:

Thank you for this wonderful information.

10/16/2013 12:02:04 AM Report Abuse
zldtaylor120872 wrote:

I have fibrocystic breasts and for years no one bothered to tell me and I didn't realize everyones breasts didn't feel like mine...

10/11/2012 10:35:48 PM Report Abuse
spencerchurch wrote:

So many things to go wrong and so many reasons not to panic.

10/22/2011 08:10:01 PM Report Abuse

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