A community health nurse is giving health education to the members of a community regarding breast self-examination (BSE). During the educational session, a patient verbalized something that the nurse needs to correct. Which of the following statement indicates the need for further teaching?

The best time to perform a BSE is during menstruation, when the breasts are more sensitive


•The recommended time for a BSE is after menstruation, because the breasts are least likely to be swollen and tender.

•Breast self-examination is done to detect breast problems, such as a lump or change in appearance that may indicate breast cancer. If your menstrual cycle is irregular, or if you have stopped menstruating due to menopause or the removal of your uterus (hysterectomy), do your examination on a day of the month that's easiest to remember. Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding can continue to examine their breasts every month.

•The other options are accurate information regarding BSE.

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