This 5-minute video demonstrates one method for performing a breast examination.
This method uses the “Circle of Circles” technique. There are some reasons to believe that the “Vertical Strip” technique is superior to “Circle of Circles” breast examination. Studies have shown that medical students trained in the “Vertical Strip” technique will find more breast lumps in manikins than those trained in the “Circle of Circles” technique. However, human studies (not manikins) have not yet confirmed these results.
As a clinician, I would expect that any method that is thorough and complete will yield comparable results.