Fact #3


You can learn to do BSE and check your breasts at home


A clinical breast exam is done by your doctor or nurse in an office or clinic.  He or she will look at and feel your breasts and under your arms to look for breast changes.  Sometimes breast cancer can be felt, but not seen on a mammogram.


  • Have a breast exam when you are age 20

  • Have a breast exam at least every three years between age 20 and 39

  • Have breast exam every year if you are over age 40