To do this type of breast examination, check the entire breast area by using an up-and-down pattern. Start at one edge of the breast area and move your fingers up and down to the edges of your breast and across the entire breast area. As you move across the breast area, move your fingers in small, coin-sized circles using different levels of pressure.
Check both breasts.
Current as of: August 22, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Wendy Y. Chen, MD, MPH - Medical Oncology, Hematology
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Wendy Y. Chen, MD, MPH - Medical Oncology, Hematology