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. . . A life-saving little book on Breast Self-Examination.
--Dr. Edward F. Lewison, Chief, Breast Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital
"A concise, valuable book that will comfort as well as inform."
Dr. Milan is "straightforward and sympathetic. His recommended procedure requires only a large mirror and ten minutes; small price for large benefit."
Dr. Albert R. Milan is Attending Obstetrician and Gynecologist at the Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. A graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, he has practiced his specialty of obstetrics and gynecology for the past thirty years. Dr. Milan is the co-inventor of the Mi-Mark Endrometrial Helix for the early detection of uterine cancer.
How to replace worry with confidence during a monthly three-part, tenminute inspection that can dramatically reduce the incidence of death from breast cancer, the number one killer of American women.
Synopsis57,000 copies in print
Table of Contents
Edward F. Lewison, M.D.
Clifford R. Wheeless, Jr., M.D.
CHAPTER 1-THE IMPORTANCE OF BREAST SELF-EXAMINATION
CHAPTER 2-THE TOUCH PICTURE OF THE BREAST
Function of the Breast
The Touch Picture of Breast Tissue
CHAPTER 3-BREAST SELF-EXAMINATION: PALPATION
Learning "How to Feel"
Examination in the Shower
The Circular Pattern Method
The Twelve-Stroke "Clock" Method
Examination While Lying Flat
Some Possible Findings
Areas of Thickening
Miscellaneous Harmless Lumps and Bumps
CHAPTER 4-BREAST SELF-EXAMINATION: THE VISUAL ASPECT
Observation Before a Mirror
Arms at the Sides
Factors Related to the Skin
Relative Size and Shape of the Breasts
Hands Clasped Behind Head
Pectoral Contraction Maneuvers
Leaning Forward Position
The Mechanics of Change
REACTIONS TO UNUSUAL FINDINGS
Important Facts for Survival in Our War Against Breast Cancer