Breast Self-Examination Using an Up-and-Down Pattern

Breast Self-Examination Using an Up-and-Down Pattern

How to do a breast self-exam using an up-and-down pattern

Move your fingers in small, coin-sized circles using different levels of pressure to examine all the breast tissue. Check your entire breast using a lengthwise strip pattern.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last RevisedNovember 1, 2012

Last Revised: November 1, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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