Many women do not always know what they are looking for while performing a self-breast exam.

Stacey Newmyer, a nurse navigator from the Mercy Health Comprehensive Breast Center in Muskegon, shared some tips on how to correctly perform a breast self-exam and told us what we should be looking for.

As the only centers of their kind in West Michigan, Mercy Health Comprehensive Breast Centers (located in both Grand Rapids and Muskegon) deliver prompt, personal, specialized care for all aspects of breast health. Here, we focus on total breast health — from screening mammograms and lifetime cancer risk analysis to, when necessary, the latest surgical procedures and treatments.

Learn more at or call 616.685.6756 in Grand Rapids or 231.727.7926 along the lakeshore.

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