How to self-examine your breasts through palpation

How to self-examine your breasts through palpation


A very important thing to know is that breast self-examination through palpation is quite helpful in the early detection of problems involving mammary glands and axillary lymph nodes. This can help identify potentially benign problems – such is the case mainly with young women – but it is equally important for the early detection of breast cancer, this might be one of the most important things we can do to catch it in its early stages. Today we are going to show you, by using the 3 anatomic molds at your disposal, Today we are going to show you, by using the 3 anatomic molds at your disposal, Today we are going to show you, by using the 3 anatomic molds at your disposal, Today we are going to show you, by using the 3 anatomic molds at your disposal, the palpation technique on a normal breast and how we can detect potential anomalies, such as benign nodules or breast cancer-related problems such as benign nodules or breast cancer-related problems the way a nodule that might be cancer feels during palpation and all the other possible changes in the skin I am going to illustrate for each the way to feel for or visually detect such alterations. I am going to illustrate for each the way to feel for or visually detect such alterations. Today we shall illustrate how to perform self-palpation. One can proceed in circular motions, using three fingers to palpate the entire surface of the breast One can proceed in circular motions, using three fingers to palpate the entire surface of the breast from periphery to center and then move to the nipple area and the area behind the nipple from periphery to center and then move to the nipple area and the area behind the nipple. If, upon gently squeezing the nipple, one notices any discharge, this is significant and should be addressed. This is the mold we will use to test how a benign breast tumor feels under touch. Most of the times, benign nodules vary in size, might be small and large, but more often than not they are neatly delimited, one can feel their regular, clean edges. but more often than not they are neatly delimited, one can feel their regular, clean edges. This type of mold will allow us to illustrate how a malign tumor feels on palpation and the changes that are likely to occur in the breast if a malign tumor is involved and the changes that are likely to occur in the breast if a malign tumor is involved. In most of the cases, these are tumors that feel hard, rigid on palpation. They kind of appear to be fixed to the surrounding tissues. At times there may be some retraction of the skin or of the nipple, as we can see on this mold. The skin is retracted, pulled inward by the nodule inside the breast. On rare occasions, changes in the skin can occur so that it looks and feels like an orange peel – peu d’orange – which may suggest a malign alteration of the teguments by breast cancer which may suggest a malign alteration of the teguments by breast cancer which may suggest a malign alteration of the teguments by breast cancer and is a strong indication you should see a specialist as soon as possible.

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