The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends that women from 20 to 39 get a clinical breast examination (CBE) once every three years during their annual visit well-woman. Your primary physician can make one to each annual check-up. When you are older and 40, the ACS recommends that you get a CBE annually. Having a clinical breast examination is a great way to keep an eye on your breast health, and many doctors prefer to perform a first refers to a mammography screening.
Your primary care doctor, obstetrician/gynecologist or Nurse practitioner can make your EPC for you. If you are seeing an oncologist, a doctor or nurse can perform clinical breast examination at any time, you need to. Although there are certain rules to procedures of clinical breast examinations, some health workers have their own variations on the examination.
Know what to expect during a clinical breast examination can help you prepare. Your appointment of CBE is a good time to ask questions about any breast health concerns you have. If you need to learn how to make your monthly breast self-exam, ask some coaching during this visit.
As you might bring a record of your menstrual cycle, a list of medications you take regularly and others health record that can affect your breast health. Dress comfortably, clothing that can be removed from the waist up. Try to wear a sports bra or other soft bra that pressure on her breasts, in case you feel a little race after the exam.
Let's look at some of the steps of a clinical breast examination.