This medical illustration pictures the circular palpation performed in a breast self-exam. The torso of a woman in a reclining position is shown. There is a support beneath the axilla (armpit) on the side of the breast being examined; her arm is extended. Directional arrows indicate the movement of her other hand as it palpates the right breast in a circular path in towards the areola (nipple). This image is intentionally left unlabeled to accommodate custom label requests. more