At what age should I start getting a clinical breast exam?

Clinical exam is a physical examination of your breasts by a trained physician, nurse practitioner, nurse or physician's assistant and should begin at age 20 (or when you begin to see a gynecologist, whichever comes first). Clinical Breast Examination (or CBE) includes inspection (looking) and palpation (feeling) of the entire breast/chest area including the lymph node areas above and below the collarbone and under each arm. The CBE also presents an opportunity to discuss any concerns and questions you have and learn how to correctly identify the difference between lumps or changes that are of concern and those that are normal.

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