MammaCare’s mission is to train every hand that examines a woman, including her own.

MammaCare, the recognized quality-standard for physical examination of the breast, was developed with the support of the National Cancer Institute, the National Science Foundation and medical scientists worldwide. The contributions of MammaCare scientists and colleagues have been noted in landmark reports on early detection. For more information on breast exam standards and practices, go to:

Does This Patient Have Breast Cancer? The Screening Clinical Breast Examination: Should It Be Done? How?  Journal of the American Medical Association, 1999 Oct, 6: 283(13), 1687-9.  Barton, M.B., Harris, R. & Fletcher, S.W.

“Our recommendation incorporates practices from the MammaCare method because its components have been validated in independent investigations of CBE technique.” (p. 1276)

How best to teach women breast self-examination. A randomized controlled trial.  Annals Intern Med. 1990 May 15;112(10):772-9. Fletcher SW, O’Malley MS, Earp JL, Morgan TM, Lin S, Degnan D.

Mammacare instruction resulted in more long-term improved lump detection and examination technique use than did traditional instruction or physician encouragement. Breast self-examination instruction should emphasize lump detection skills.