What is a breast self-exam?
A breast self-exam involves checking your breasts for lumps or changes. Many breast problems are first discovered by women themselves, often by accident.
Breast lumps can be noncancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant).
Breast cancer can occur at any age, though it is most common in women older than 50. Lumps or changes also may be signs of other breast conditions, such as mastitis or a fibroadenoma.
Women should know how their breasts look and feel (breast self-awareness) so any breast changes can be reported to a doctor.
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Here at Parkview, you’ll be cared for by an entire team of breast cancer specialists and subspecialists, not a general oncologist who treats all types of cancer.
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Research & Clinical Trials
Parkview Research Center, in collaboration with Parkview Cancer Institute, provides innovative clinical research, an integral component of advancing cancer care.
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