How to breast self-exam
Jacobintl says: 'Breast self-exams cannot replace regular screening mammograms and clinical breast exams.'
I think that self breast care exams are often way superior to 'clinical breast exams', when you consider that many doctors in fact have practically a phobia about touching a woman's breast.
I don't know if they see 'the lawsuit about sexual abuse in the back of their paranoid minds', or if they are just too afraid for other reasons, or ashamed, or disgusted, or whatever.
But it happens an awful lot. As a consequence, nothing gets felt, and the 'clinical breast exam' is hardly a clinical breast exam except for the white coat.
For that reason it is very important for women to bring up when they feel something, as the chances are better for them to get evaluated for what they can point to, or have felt, than the probability of an 'anally retentive' MD finding something you did not find yourself. Read More At : ...