What To Expect In A Clinical Breast Exam

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Procedure Can Help Detect Signs of the Disease

One of the most effective methods in detecting early breast cancer is through a clinical breast exam. This procedure can detect the presence of lumps or other forms of abnormalities in a woman’s breasts. The earlier symptoms are found, the easier it is to treat cancer later on.

Clinical breast exams are done by doctors, nurses, or nurse practitioners. They will check your breasts for lumps, as well as the lymph nodes near your breasts to see any suspicious changes. Further diagnostic tests may be given once they discover any suspicious lumps.

Women aged 25 to 39 are recommended to undergo the exam every one to three years, while those who have reached 40 will need to take it once a year. Women with a family history of breast cancer are advised to take the exams more frequently. Breast exams are normally performed as part of wellness visits.

 

What to Expect

Before your health care provider examines your breasts, they will ask you personal health questions, including your history of menstruation and pregnancy. You will then be given instructions on what you’ll need to do during the procedure.

During the exam, you will be asked to take off your top and bra. Your doctor or nurse will closely inspect your breasts to look for changes in shape, size, texture, or symmetry. They will then proceed to feel your breasts, using their fingers to check for lumps, bumps, or anything else that’s unusual.

You might be instructed to raise your arms over your head or place your hands on your hips to allow your health care provider to take a closer look at the skin of your breasts. They will check for dimpling, rashes, redness, or other abnormal signs. Your nipples will also be inspected for any presence of discharge, with your health care provider gently pressing each of them.

 

Your Clinical Breast Exam Results

If your doctor discovers a lump in your breasts, they will record the findings, detailing its shape, size, and texture. They will also touch the lump to see if it’s moveable.

Benign lumps can be differentiated from cancerous ones through their appearance and texture. Lumps that are smooth, round in shape, and can be moved with a finger movement are most likely non-cancerous. On the other hand, hard and unusual lumps that are strongly attached to the flesh inside the breast will need further tests to determine whether they’re cancerous or not.

In case there’s nipple discharge, your health care provider will collect a specimen of the discharge, which will then be examined using a microscope.

 

Join Us in Saving Lives of Breast Cancer Sufferers

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A simple and easy way to help save the lives of destitute breast cancer victims is by donating your extra or unwanted vehicle to us at Breast Cancer Car Donations.

We’ll sell your vehicle at a top auction house in your area to generate funding for our nonprofit partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)3 nonprofits are committed to improving the overall well-being of breast cancer patients, particularly those who are uninsured and lack the financial means to pay for the cost of their treatment. The proceeds from the sale of your donated vehicle will go directly to these nonprofits to support their life-saving programs.

Thanks to your donation, our charity partners will be able to serve more of their beneficiaries, providing them with easy access to medical facilities where they can undergo all types of treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment.

These nonprofits also provide breast cancer survivors with follow-up care, including laboratory work, annual mammograms, and physician visits five years after remission. Other beneficiaries get to receive free breast cancer screening and prevention and education services.

You’ll also reap benefits from your donation since it will entitle you to receive a maximized tax deduction. Expect a 100% tax-deductible receipt in your mailbox a few weeks after the sale of your auto donation. Using this receipt, you can then claim your tax write-off in the next tax season.

You also need not worry about how to dispose of your unwanted vehicle since we will provide you with our free pickup and towing service wherever you’re located in the country. We will also coordinate with a professional towing company in your area to haul your vehicle away at a date, time, and place most convenient for you. Don’t worry, everything’s on us!

The best reward you’ll get, however, is the experience of feeling the joy and satisfaction of giving something that will help save people’s lives.

You can donate not just a car but also almost any type of vehicle. Regardless of its physical state or working condition, we’ll gladly take it off your hands at no cost to you.

For more information, feel free to check out our FAQs page. If you have questions, call us at 866-540-5069 or leave us a message here.

 

Help Fight Breast Cancer Today!

Are you ready to turn your car into a powerful weapon against breast cancer? Hand it over to Breast Cancer Car Donations today! Call us at 866-540-5069 or fill out our online donation form now!

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