Monthly Breast Exam Reminder

April 16, 2002

Women often forget to perform amonthly breast self-examination.

Women often forget to perform amonthly breast self-examination. Ifyour patient takes oral contraceptives,tell her to examine her breasts theday she starts a new pack of pills.This also ensures that the exam willbe done during the first 2 weeks ofthe menstrual cycle, which is the optimaltime for a breast examination.

-Nancy H. Fraser, ARNP
 &nbspOrange Park, Fla