Breast self-examination (BSE) is a procedure performed by a woman to physically and visually examine herself for any changes in the breasts and underarm areas of her body.
- BSE can help you discover any lumps in your breasts, which should then be examined by your doctor.
- BSE should not be used in place of, but in addition to, clinical breast examination and mammography.
A step-by-step guide
We’ve included a series of illustrations that show you how best to perform a breast self-examination, as well as some information about what to do if you find a lump.