Self breast examinations

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-02-2008
Self breast examinations
Mon, 02-03-2014 - 11:12am

How important do you think it is to do self breast examinations? Do you do it? Has anyone here ever detected something? Isn't a yearly exam by the doctor enough?

Community Leader
Registered: 10-08-2002
Wed, 02-05-2014 - 1:24pm
Hello! I remember a few years ago the controversy over self breast exams not being useful. Then the backlash saying that many breast cancers are detected that way. I think it can only help, not hurt. It only takes a couple minutes. That being said, I don't do them regularly. I honestly just forget. Terrible excuse!