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Breast Self-Examination: 7

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In addition, the breasts should be palpated lying down with the examined side raised on a pillow to evenly spread the breast tissue over the rib cage and present the thinnest layer of breast tissue possible. A regular pattern such as circular, radial or rows should be followed to avoid missing any area. In older women with pendulous breasts, there is often a denser ridge of tissue at the lower edge of the breast just above the fold (inframammary crease). This is normal, especially if found on both sides.     

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Breast Self-Examination: 8

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The nipples are gently squeezed to detect discharge and lifted to check for tethering. Discharge is usually clear in color and benign. It may be caused by dilated ducts near the nipple. If the discharge is bloody, it may be due to a growth in a duct called a papilloma. A bloody discharge should be brought to the attention of a physician.      

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Finally, in an upright position with the arm held slightly away from the body, the areas under the arms (axillae) are felt for enlarged lymph nodes. Examination by a health-care provider consists of the same procedures performed in self-examination.      

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