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  1. Breast self-examination

    Breast self-examination is a screening method used in an attempt to detect early breast cancer. The method involves the woman herself looking at and feeling each breast for possible lumps, distortions or swelling. BSE was once promoted heavily as a means of finding cancer at a more curable stage, but large randomized controlled studies found that it was not effective in preventing death, and actually caused harm through needless biopsies and surgery. The World Health Organization, the US National Cancer Institute, the US Preventive Services Task Force, the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, and many other scientific organizations recommend against the use of breast self-examinations. Breast awareness is an informal alternative to structured breast self-examinations.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Breast Self-Examination

    The inspection of one's breasts, usually for signs of disease, especially neoplastic disease.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of breast self-examination in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of breast self-examination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  • Αυτο-εξέταση του μαστούGreek
  • самостоятельного осмотра грудиRussian

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