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Breast Exam Challenge

Early detection is the key to beating breast cancer. The Breast Centers at Miami Valley Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital South and Miami Valley Hospital North are dedicated to making early detection part of your health care routine. We challenge you to perform self-examinations once a month.

To schedule a mammogram, call (937) 208-2080(937) 208-2080 or toll free (855) 887-7364(855) 887-7364.

How to Perform Your Breast Self-Exam

Stand in front of a mirror and look at both breasts. Look for anything abnormal, such as fluid leaking from your nipples, puckering, dimpling, or scaling of the skin.

Clasp your hands together behind your head, and then press your hands forward.

Press your hands firmly on your hips, and bend slightly toward the mirror as you pull your shoulders forward. Keep looking for anything abnormal.

Move around the breast in one set way. Do it this way every time.

Raise your left arm. Use three or four fingers of your right hand to explore your entire left breast. Start at the outer edge; press the flat part of your fingertips in small circles, moving the circles slowly around the breast. Slowly work toward the nipple. Be sure to cover the entire breast. Pay special attention to the area between the breast and the underarm, including the underarm itself. Feel for any unusual lump or mass under the skin.

Gently squeeze the nipple. Look for any fluid leaking from the nipple. See your doctor if you have a discharge during the month.

Steps 5 and 6 should be repeated lying down, using the same pattern from step 4. Now, lie flat on your back with your left arm over your head and a pillow or folded towel under your left shoulder. This position flattens the breast and makes it easier to check. Repeat the exam on your right side.

Learn About Diagnostics and Medical Imaging

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Content Updated: July 17, 2018

These Miami Valley Hospital locations offer Diagnostics & Imaging Services.
Diagnostics and Imaging - Breast Centerat Miami Valley Hospital North
9000 N. Main St. Englewood, OH  45415
Diagnostics and Imaging at Dayton Heart Center - Beavercreek
2619 Commons Blvd. Suite 102 Beavercreek, OH  45431
Diagnostics and Imaging at Dayton Heart Center - Needmore
1530 Needmore Rd. Suite 301 Dayton, OH  45414
Diagnostics and Imaging at Miami Valley Health Center Greenville
742 Sweitzer St. Suite 3 Greenville, OH  45331
Diagnostics and Imaging at Miami Valley Health Center Huber Heights
6251 Miami Valley Way Suite 140 and 215 Huber Heights, OH  45424
Diagnostics and Imaging at Miami Valley Hospital
One Wyoming St. Dayton, OH  45409
Diagnostics and Imaging at Miami Valley Hospital Breast Center
One Wyoming St. Suite 4120 Dayton, OH  45409
Diagnostics and Imaging at Miami Valley Hospital North
9000 N. Main St. Suite 100 Englewood, OH  45415
Diagnostics and Imaging at Miami Valley Hospital South
2400 Miami Valley Dr. Centerville, OH  45459
Diagnostics and Imaging at Miami Valley Hospital South Breast Center
2400 Miami Valley Dr. Suite 200 Centerville, OH  45459
Diagnostics and Imaging at SureCare Medical Center
360 W. Central Ave. Springboro, OH  45066
Diagnostics and Imaging in Beavercreek
1244 Meadow Bridge Dr. Beavercreek, OH  45434
Diagnostics and Imaging in Fairborn
725 University Blvd. Fairborn, OH  45435
Diagnostics and Imaging in Jamestown
4940 Cottonville Rd. Jamestown, OH  45335
Diagnostics and Imaging in Springboro
630 N. Main St. Springboro, OH  45066
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