Before we necessarily had breasts, we were instructed to palpate the diseased, curvaceous effigy to feel for lumps.
It is better then to palpate for the brachial as it lies beneath the inner edge of the biceps muscle.
The swelling is usually sessile, but may be pedunculated; it is usually possible to palpate the edges of the gap in the bones.
palpate pal·pate (pāl'pāt')
v. pal·pat·ed, pal·pat·ing, pal·pates
To examine by feeling and pressing with the palms of the hands and the fingers.