Clinical Breast Examination

Breast Exam
A clinical breast examination (CBE) is a physical examination of the breast done by a health professional. Clinical breast examinations are used along with mammograms to check women for breast cancer. Clinical breast examinations are also used to check for other breast problems. A clinical breast examination may be part of your regular checkup.

Why It Is Done?

A clinical breast examination is done to:

  • Find a lump or change in the breast that may mean a serious problem is present, such as breast cancer.
  • Check other breast problems that may need more treatment, such as mastitis or fibroadenoma.