There are several ways by which you can determine if someone has breast cancer. The three major methods are:
- Breast Self-Examination: also called BSE for short, women are recommended to know how to do this and actually do so on a regular basis.
- Mammography: this is basically an x-ray of your breasts. Women ought to have regular screenings, especially those who are over 40 years old and those who have a known history of breast cancer in the family.
- Clinical Breast Examination: also called CBE. It is quite similar to BSE, except that it is done by a medical professional.
These methods are best employed alongside each other.