Monthly breast self-exams should always include visual inspection (with and without a mirror) to detect any changes in contour or texture and manual examination in standing and reclining positions to find any unusual lumps or thicknesses.
Review Date: 9/4/2019
Reviewed By: Todd Gersten, MD, Hematology/Oncology, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, Wellington, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.