FREE Clinical Breast Exams - Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Onslow Diagnostics
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
200 Memorial Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28546
- No insurance needed
- Exams by female providers
- Open to women 18+
- Registration required
Call (910) 577-2651 for an appointment.
What is a clinical breast exam?
A clinical breast exam (CBE) is a physical exam done by a health care provider as part of your regular medical check-up. Your provider should carefully feel your breasts and underarm for any changes or abnormalities (such as a lump). He/she should visually check your breasts while you are sitting up and physically examine your breasts while you are lying down. It is important to ask for a CBE if one is not offered at your check-up. CBEs are recommended for women 20 and older, at least every three years, if not annually. For women 40 and older, they are recommended in conjunction with an annual mammogram.
Even if you feel healthy now, just being a woman and getting older puts you at risk for breast cancer. Finding breast cancer early may save your life.
Why are they important?
Clinical Breast exams are an important part of early detection. Although most lumps are discovered through breast self-exams, an experienced professional may notice a suspicious place that fails to register as a warning in the patient’s mind.
- Be aware of any change in your breast or underarm area. If you notice any of the following signs, see your health care provider.
- Lump, hard knot or thickening inside the breast or underarm area
- Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening of the breast
- Change in the size or shape of the breast
- Dimpling or puckering of the skin
- Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
- Pulling in of your nipple or other parts of the breast
- Nipple discharge that starts suddenly
- New pain in one spot that does not go away
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