How to Perform a Breast Self-Exam [Infographic]

Monthly breast self-examinations may help women spot a lump, or other breast changes that may signify breast cancer, early on. But many women don’t know how to do an exam, or even what they should be looking for.

Review the infographic below to learn how to spot symptoms of breast cancer – including lumps, swelling, and redness – and speak with your doctor if you notice any changes to your breasts.

Breast Exam

For more information on breast cancer, visit the Breast Oncology Program at the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers.

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