self-breast examination


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self-breast examination (SBE)

a procedure in which a woman examines her breasts and their accessory structures for evidence of change that could indicate a malignant process. The SBE is usually performed 1 week to 10 days after the first day of the menstrual cycle, when the breasts are smallest and cyclic nodularity is least apparent. Self-examination is encouraged during all phases of a woman's adult life; a woman who regularly and carefully performs the examination is better able to detect small abnormalities than is a woman who is not familiar with her own breasts. The techniques are similar to those of the examination of the breast as performed in the health assessment or physical examination. Also called breast self-examination (BSE). See also breast examination.
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These include: screening at worksites, community, schools, Area Health Centres and mobile clinics; setting up of health promotion teams in each region to conduct talks on healthy lifestyles in schools, workplaces and Community Centres; and health education on self-breast examination is being carried out in Women s Centres, Social Welfare Centres, worksites and other community settings.
The complimentary consultation and self-breast examination workshop at RAK Hospital will give residents the opportunity to understand the complications that can affect both young and adult women, as well as men.
I advise them to do the screening, mammogram, or the self-breast examination [regularly] and clinical examination 10 years prior to the age of her mother, her aunt or relative, had the cancer," Al Hattawi added.
Breast Check Now helps a user get into the habit of doing self-breast examinations by setting up a plan, setting regular reminders and providing detailed instructions and visual guides on how to perform the exam.
Regular follow-ups and routine self-breast examinations are critical to detect as more than 90 per cent of breast cancers are cured in the early stages and early detection reduces the chances of metastasis," Dr Drier said.
In addition, organizations, physicians, and nurses are educating women more thoroughly with regard to the benefits and risks of self-breast examinations, mammography, and clinical breast examinations.