Hands On Self-Examination

A Hands-On Approach to Breast Self-examination

A program designed to promote greater awareness of the importance of performing breast self-examination (BSE) regularly and correctly. Whatever your age, women are encouraged to learn what is normal for their breasts by looking at and feeling their breast tissue and report any breast change promptly to their health care provider. Women should also use a hands-on approach that is comfortable for them and at whatever time is convenient. Upon request, we provide physicians, nurse practitioners, and clinics with a BSE kit. The free of charge kit includes a breast model with simulated lumps and educational booklets. This material is available in both English and French.The kits are a valuable resource for practitioners to illustrate to patients the correct BSE technique.

Are you a patient?

Ask if your health facility uses a kit.

Are you a Health Care Provider?

Apply for a FREE kit by downloading the request form and emailing it or faxing it to 613.531.9675.
Download Free Hands on Kit Request Form (PDF)

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