Clinical breast exam

A clinical breast examination is a physical examination of the breast done by a health professional. Clinical breast examinations are used along with mammograms to check women for breast cancer.

Medical experts disagree about the need for regular clinical breast examinations. Talk with your doctor about breast examinations.

Last Updated: February 12, 2009

Author: Sandy Jocoy, RN

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Deborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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