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Breast Self-Examination

June 10, 2008 - 7:30am
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Breast Self-Examination

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After a mastectomy, breast self-examination (BSE) should be part of your routine. You will want to examine your natural breast and the surgical site once a month to note any changes in the way they look or feel. Though you may have been doing self-exams before your surgery, you will have to relearn what's considered "normal" for you now. About half the women who have mastectomies report that their remaining breast becomes larger. For a step-by-step guide for performing a BSE, see:

  • How to do a breast self-exam

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