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self-examination

(sĕlf′ĭg-zăm′ə-nā′shən)
n.
1. An introspective consideration of one's own thoughts or emotions.
2. Examination of one's own body for medical reasons: a periodontal self-examination; a breast self-examination.

self-examination

Public health Any format in which a person monitors self body regions for 'lumps or bumps'–breast SE or any changes in size, appearance, or color of 'spots'–skin SE; soft data suggest that SEs help detect breast and skin cancer–especially melanoma at earlier, more treatable, stages

self-examination

(self?eg-zam?i-na'shon)
Inspection and palpation of a body part by the patient to screen for disease. See: breast self-examination; testicular self-examination
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Self-examination also overcomes the taboo most women have with breast cancer screening, especially Arab women, said Zakariya.
Organisers said women will be taught to perform self-examination for breast cancer before asking them to participate in a group self-exam that they hope will set a Guinness World Records title.
VPS Healthcare, an integrated healthcare provider with a chain of hospitals and network of clinics, has invited women in UAE to take part in a Guinness World Records attempt for the 'Largest Simultaneous Self-Examination for Breast cancer' on October 15 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Self-examination will give a chance to see your own self from various angles and analyze it.
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The visits will also aim to educate attendees on the importance of regular self-examination as a precaution against breast cancer.
From the age of 20 women should do self-examination five days after their periods every month, and every three years whether or not you find anything abnormal, you should still go and see a doctor.
There will also be contests and a demonstration of self-examination with the help of specialized doctors.
The significance can be observed from the fact that a vast majority of testicular tumours are discovered by men themselves, either by accident or by performing the self-examination procedure.
The representatives of the hospital further conducted a one-on-one workshop to educate women on the best ways to do a breast self-examination.
They are endorsing self-examination and awareness as the first step in combating breast cancer.