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Breast Self-Examination

01/26/2010

Question:

Dear expert,

What is the age limits for a woman to do beast self-examination? When should we start and when should we stop the examination?

Answer:

A woman can begin monthly breast self-examination in their 20s. There is no specific age at when a woman should stop the monthly exam. Generally, women continue the procedure as long as they are physically able.  

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Response by:

M Joyce Dienger, DNSc, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati