breast cancer

Self and Clinical Breast Examination to Detect Lumps

Dr. Kapil Kumar
20 Sep 2018
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Breast Exam is the first step towards diagnosis of breast cancer. The shape, size and symmetry along with the presence of abnormal bodies is examined in the patient. Breast examination can be performed by a gynecologist or self.

A careful breast exam is the first step in checking for a breast cancer. The checkup begins with the person getting undressed at the upper half. The specialist then observes the breasts for any possible changes in shape, size or symmetry. The person may be asked to lift hands above the head or to lean forward. the breast is then checked with fingers for any kind of lump or other abnormality. They may then go on to examine skin for any kind of visible changes like dimpling, rashes, or redness. Nipples are pressed gently to see for any type of discharge. If discharge is observed it may be taken for sampling for further testing.


Dr. Kapil Kumar

About the Author

Surgical Oncologist
Dr. Kapil Kumar is an Oncologist and cancer specialist practicing at BLK Hospital in Rajendra Place, Delhi. He specializes in Breast cancer, Oncoplastic surgery, Upper G.I. Onco surgery, Pancreatic Biliary surgery, and Thoracic surgery including Esophagus cancer. He has completed his MBBS from Amritsar Government Medical College and Hospital. Further, he pursued MS from Amritsar Government Medical College and Hospital. Dr. Kapil is a member of Indian Society of Oncology (I.S.O.) and International Society of Diseases of Esophagus. He is also a member of Delhi Medical Association (D.M.A.). He got Dhanvantari award from Cholay 1 Foundation for Onco- Surgery work. He has worked in various hospitals as Senior Consultant Oncologist. Dr. Kapil has an experience of more than two and a half decade in this field. BLK Hospital is JCI, NABH and NABL accredited. It is one of the most successful and largest private sector hospitals situated in Delhi. Book appointment with Dr. Kapil Kumar at Elacancer.com.
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