BSE is best performed after menses (day 5 to day 7, counting the ﬁrst day of menses as day 1).
omen have grainy-textured breast tissue, but these areas are usually less nodular after menses.
As women age, their breasts become fattier and may be easier to examine
physical exam of the breasts and the underarm area by a trained healthcare professional.
wash your hands before and after performing the breast exam
It is advisable for male examiners to have a female chaperone assist during the examination
The worst moment to perform a breast exam is right before the beginning of the menstruation when the most common benign lesions are more painful and bigger, making it difficult to differentiate between them and a malignant mass
best moment to perform a breast exam is right after the end of the menstruation, when benign lesions are smaller and less tender
It is important to educate the patients to distinguish between normal and abnormal findings on self-examination of the breast
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