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3 steps to self-exams

HOUSTON – With any type of cancer, the sooner it's diagnosed, the greater the chances of a positive outcome. 

Step #1 - Correct positioning: Standing or lying down, use firm and soft pressure

Step #2 - Use firm and soft pressure: Check the entire breast with circular motion

Step #3 - Check for any discharge

"When is the best time for self breast exams? About 3 to 5 days after your menstrual period, because before and during the period your breasts tend to be a little more sensitive, so it will be difficult to do the exam at that time."