If you live in Colorado, Nevada, or New Mexico, you could qualify for a free breast and/or cervical cancer screening. Click your state below or call 1.800.230.PLAN to learn more.
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A clinical breast exam can detect a lump in your breast and other changes that might require more testing. Breast exams improve the chances of finding breast cancer early – and the earlier breast cancer is found, the easier it is to treat.
If you have breasts, it is recommended that you begin getting regular breast screenings at age 21. If you are over 40, it is recommended that you have a breast exam every year.
During a breast exam, you’ll take your shirt and bra off. Your clinician will look at both of your breasts to see the shape, size, and texture of your skin. They’ll feel your breasts with the tips of their fingers to check if there are any lumps or if something else doesn’t feel normal. They’ll start with one breast and then do the other, including both nipples, and also check your armpits.
Your clinician will tell you whether your breasts look and feel healthy, and can recommend more tests if there’s anything unusual. They’ll also talk with you about your risks for breast cancer and what you can do to help prevent it.
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