Breast self-exam

Definition of breast self-exam

breast self-exam

(brest self-eg-ZAM)
A way a person can check their own breasts by feeling for lumps or other changes. Breast self-exams can help a person learn how their breasts normally look and feel and notice when changes occur. Research has shown that doing breast self-exams does not lower the risk of dying from breast cancer and may lead to extra tests and procedures. Also called BSE.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms