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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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05 (ANI): A study has recently revealed that women who are unhappy with the size of their breasts are less likely to carry out regular self-examinations to screen for breast cancer.
While regular monthly breast self-examinations are key to early detection and tackling of the disease, the app helps through a four-pronged process: clarifying what is breast cancer; providing information on how it can be prevented; informing on when to do check-ups; and instructing on how to do it.
Awareness about Breast self-examination, clinical breast examination and mammography among the study participants.
We have spoken with Arab women about getting screened and self-examination could be a step forward, but it will only be taken if we come to the community and educate people about it," she said.
Through this event, we want to draw attention to the merits of self-examination," said Vayalil.
It's important for women to be aware of their breasts and to know what is normal so that when they do self-examinations, they can easily identify anything abnormal.
Undoubtedly regular self-examination is crucial," claims Dr.
They are endorsing self-examination and awareness as the first step in combating breast cancer.
Additionally, the data suggested that clinical breast examination (CBE) and breast self-examination should continue to play a role in detecting breast cancer.
But only 31 per cent of 2179 people polled knew taking their pulse was an important check, while 88 per cent knew about self-examination for breast cancer.