What are the ways to find breast changes?

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There are two main ways to find breast changes:

Clinical breast exam—a breast exam done by your health care provider Mammogram—an x-ray of your breasts

Some women check their own breasts for changes. If you find a change, it's important to see your health care provider. Make sure to watch the change you found until your appointment. But a breast self-exam and a clinical breast exam are not substitutes for mammograms.

This answer is based on source information from National Cancer Institute.

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