Many times, women will ask our technologists at our various DIS centers on the proper way to conduct a breast self-examination. While there are numerous pieces of literature available, as well as many online resources, here is a step-by-step guide we like to recommend.

Of course, your doctor, nurse practitioner or other health care provider can also recommend the best ways to examine your breasts.

The important thing is to do it on a monthly basis. Regularly examining your breasts on your own can be an important way to find a breast cancer early, when it’s more likely to be treated successfully. Not every cancer can be found this way, but it is a critical step you can and should take for yourself.

Click on the photo at right to download these instructions.

Diagnostic Imaging Services performs screening and diagnostic mammograms at our Metairie – Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Marrero – Avenue C, Slidell and Covington – Highway 21 locations.

Call 504-883-5999 or 985-641-2390 to schedule a visit. Or, click here to send us an email requesting scheduling assistance.