Breast Self-Examination (BSE)
The best time to practice BSE is a few days after your menstrual period or the day you begin hormone replacement therapy each month. Your breasts will be less tender and swollen. Postmenopausal women should choose the most convenient or easily remembered time, such as the first or last day of the month. Choose a day each month that will be easy to remember and make breast self-examination a regular part of your good health routine. Breast self-examination is also important in women with breast implants.