Teaching Breast Exam to High Schoolers. - page 3

I would like to teach breast examination to high school girls. I have the models that include abnormalities but was wondering if anyone has done this and how it was received? Thanks... Read More

  1. by   SullyRN
    I think it is a good idea. Our peds doc does testicular exams yearly after grade 6 I believe, but they do not do breast exams. I found a lump in 10th grade, (it was a painful one, that's how I found it) thankfully just a cyst.

    With the average recommended age for mammograms being 40, and so many being diagnosed earlier, this is could be helpful. My step-mother was diagnosed at age 35 and died at 39. Much too young.
  2. by   janetpa
    Update---the class went very well. One girl did not want to touch the silicon model but listened to the lecture part. I was prepared for unusual questions but they never came.

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