STEP APPROACH TO BREAST CANCER EARLY DETECTION
Clinical Breast Examination (CBE)
When should I get a clinical breast exam?
A. Get a clinical breast examination at least every
3 years, beginning at the age of 20, and every year
after age 40. A clinical breast examination is a visual and
physical examination of your breasts by a health-care professional.
He or she will look for changes such as dimpling,
discharge from the nipples. Using the pads of the fingers,
your health-care provider will carefully feel both breasts,
the underarm and collarbone areas.
a Doctor or Nurse for a Clinical Breast Exam