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gennaio 28, 2012

Come una farmacia truffa Stato e clienti – Le Iene 26/1/2012

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Come una farmacia truffa Stato e pazienti

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gennaio 9, 2012

Contro il cancro al seno: tocchiamocele

Breast Cancer and the Breast Self-Exam

The most effective way to detect breast cancer is by mammography, and a clinical breast exam can complement mammography screening. But medical organizations don’t all agree on the recommendation for breast self-exams, which is an option starting in their 20s. Doctors should discuss the benefits and limitations of breast self-exam with their patients.

What Is a Breast Self-Exam?

The breast self-exam is a way that you can check your breasts for changes (such as lumps or thickenings). It includes looking at and feeling your breast. Any unusual changes should be reported to your doctor. When breast cancer is detected in its early stages, your chances for surviving the disease are greatly improved.

How Do I Perform a Breast Self-Exam?

If you choose to do self-breast exam, follow the steps described below.

In the mirror:

  1. Stand undressed from the waist up in front of a large mirror in a well-lit room. Look at your breasts. Don’t be alarmed if they do not look equal in size or shape. Most women’s breasts aren’t. With your arms relaxed by your sides, look for any changes in size, shape, or position, or any changes to the skin of the breasts. Look for any skin puckering, dimpling, sores, or discoloration. Inspect your nipples and look for any sores, peeling, or change in the direction of the nipples.
  2. Next, place your hands on your hips and press down firmly to tighten the chest muscles beneath your breasts. Turn from side to side so you can inspect the outer part of your breasts.
  3. Then bend forward toward the mirror. Roll your shoulders and elbows forward to tighten your chest muscles. Your breasts will fall forward. Look for any changes in the shape or contour of your breasts.
  4. Now, clasp your hands behind your head and press your hands forward. Again, turn from side to side to inspect your breasts’ outer portions. Remember to inspect the border underneath your breasts. You may need to lift your breasts with your hand to see this area.
  5. Check your nipples for discharge (fluid). Place your thumb and forefinger on the tissue surrounding the nipple and pull outward toward the end of the nipple. Look for any discharge. Repeat on your other breast.
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