By Kaitlin Vogel  OCTOBER 11, 2021

Giving yourself routine exams is the only way to know what your norm is. “Breast self-exams allow you to have an awareness of the normal feel and look of your breasts,” Kecia Gaither, MD,MPH, FACOG, double board-certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, explains. “You can easily denote changes from baseline given that you know how your breasts should look and feel. Your exams are the first indicator that there may be an issue with your breasts, and will thus allow you to alert your health provider to further investigate any changes noted,” Dr. Gaither adds.

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