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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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Age 40-65 years: Self-examination is recommended monthly and check with the doctor every year.
'Our target is to make all women in the Philippines aware of the importance of breast self-examination. The sooner they detect any symptoms and seek medical attention, the greater their chances of survival.'
In the present study, 40.8% of participants declared that they have performed breast self-examination irregularly, while 29.5% reported that they have done BSE regularly.
A self - administrated questionnaire was used to gather information on knowledge regarding risk factors of breast cancer, breast self-examination, procedure to perform BSE, sources of information on BSE and when did last time perform BSE.
As many as 90 percent of women in rural areas were unaware of the possibility of self-examination of their own breasts.
Impact of a health education intervention program regarding breast self-examination by women in a semi-urban area of Madhya Pradesh, India.
Apart from the app, doctors, cancer-survivors in the country, octogenarians, ambassadors of countries and heads of institutions are involved in cancer-related activities, such as cancer walkathons, creating social awareness by way of lectures, visiting educational institutions to teach breast self-examination, developing palliative care and caring for terminally-ill patients.
When we are taking this self-examination, we need to ask, "Are we loving like we should be?" After all, God is love, so if we want to change in a godly way, we must love like His Word has taught us to love.
For example, Rule 1, Thales's "Know thyself," may seem self-evident, but completing this important first step requires inward, often stressful, self-examination. Indeed, you will pay a price for real leadership, but failed leadership costs you (and your team) much more.
Objective: The current study was semi-experimen tally designed in order to identify the effect of peer education upon breast self-examination (BSE) behaviors and self-esteem among university students.
The most important strategies for achieving early detection of breast cancer are mammography and physical examination of the breasts by a physician or qualified health workers or clinical breast examination (CBE) and breast self-examination (BSE).
Speaking at the 'Think Pink' event organised by Pakistan Women's Association (PWA) to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness Month recently, Dr Shaheen Manzur, a gynaecologist from Dukhan Medical Centre, advised women to undergo frequent screenings besides conducting self-examination. "Early detection is the best way to combat cancer.