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  A breast self-exam is recommended once a month. You don’t need to see anybody for this exam, you can do it all from the comfort of your own home. The exam is intended to detect any breast abnormalities that you might need to call your provider about for a clinical breast exam or a diagnostic mammography. The exam is also intended to help you become familiar with the natural inconsistencies of your breast so you are better capable of detecting any future abnormalities. The breast self exam is best performed three to five days after your menstrual period, in three parts: the shower, lying down and in front of the mirror.