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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Examen clínico de la mama

Clinical breast exam (KLIH-nih-kul brest eg-ZAM)
A physical exam of the breast performed by a health care provider to check for lumps or other changes. Also called CBE.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.