This medical illustration portrays the vertical palpation performed in a breast self-exam. The torso of a woman in a reclining position is shown. There is a support beneath her right axilla (armpit); her right arm is extended. Directional arrows indicate the movement of her other hand as it palpates the right breast in an up and down path across the breast, starting medially (mid-sternum) and moving out towards the axilla. This image is intentionally left unlabeled to accommodate custom label requests. more