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2 Minute Breast Exam Project

Even though mammograms are considered the best form of early breast cancer detection, they are not completely accurate. Since early detection of breast cancer is key to surviving the disease, it is important to do all that you can to stay abreast (no pun intended) of the issue. You should do monthly self breast exams (sign up here for a monthly email reminder) and you should receive a clinical breast exam at your annual appointment, be in gynecological visit or your annual physical. The problem is many women don't receive a breast exam, or if they do it is often hurried and brief.

That is where the 2 Minute Breast Exam Project comes in. Dr. William Goodson, who spearheads the project, wants women to know that they should be receiving a full two minute breast exam. That is a full minute per breast. He has even created a video of a two minute breast exam to illustrate how thorough the exam should be. Not only is it informative for self breast exams, but it teaches us to want our doctors to spend time on the exam. Plus, it is important to know that it is not disrespectful of them to do so. In fact it is good medicine.

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sparkle-sugar sparkle-sugar 9 years
especially with larger breasts.. i think they told us that at school.
sparkle-sugar sparkle-sugar 9 years
isnt breast tissue sometimes lumpy?
Allytta Allytta 9 years
just a random reminder is not good enought, i remember for all the information from previuos breast cancer awareness months, that the self-exam must be done the next day after your period and definetely in the shower, while your skins is soupy, so you can feel the breast better.
bugness bugness 9 years
This is so so important! One of my friends just recently started testing herself, and a couple of months after she did, she found a lump that had to be removed. Keep in mind she's 23. With everything that changes in our world today, there are a lot of unknown risks causing problems that we wouldn't usually worry about. I like your method luckykarma lol.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I have little A's, so I usually do a quick check every time I hop in the shower.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
love all the awareness going around. great post.
luckykarma luckykarma 9 years
I had my boyfriend watch the video, and since my breasts are so large, I have him do them. His hands are bigger!
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