Breast Exam Advice Canon City CO

While regular breast self-exams (BSEs) have long been considered a crucial way to detect breast cancers, they haven’t gotten very good marks when scrutinized by researchers. It now considers self-exams an optional, rather than necessary, element of early detection.

Robert Swif, MR
7982 Bayside Dr
Fort Collins, CO
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Travis D Archuleta
(719) 296-6000
3676 Parker Blvd
Pueblo, CO
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Luciano J Cost, MR
(303) 315-8802
4200 E Ninth Ave,
Denver, CO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dennis L Carter
(303) 418-7600
1700 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Julie Marie Fleitz, MD
(303) 861-6740
1056 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1995

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Seth D Reiner
(303) 778-5714
2525 S Downing St
Denver, CO
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Medical Oncology

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Devchand Paul, DO
(303) 321-0302
4500 E 9th Ave Ste 600
Denver, CO
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Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1991
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Hospital: Rose Med Ctr, Denver, Co; Presbyterian -St Lukes Med Ct, Denver, Co
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Ingrid Sharon
(719) 477-0211
3920 N Union Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
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Surgical Oncology

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Kevin Lawrence Schewe, MD
(303) 467-8913
8300 W 38th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1983

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Gwen H Lisella
(970) 482-3328
2121 E Harmony Rd
Fort Collins, CO
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Breast Exam Advice

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Breast Exam Dilemma
Q Are breast self-exams useful or not? I keep hearing conflicting advice.

A While regular breast self-exams (BSEs) have long been considered a crucial way to detect breast cancers, they haven’t gotten very good marks when scrutinized by researchers. Last year, in the wake of studies showing that women who did BSEs every month were no less likely to die from breast cancer than women who didn’t, the American Cancer Society changed its position: It now considers self-exams an optional, rather than necessary, element of early detection. (Breast exams by a doctor every three years beginning at age 20 and regular mammograms starting at 40 are still advised.) Many alternative practitioners recommend thermography, too.

That doesn’t mean you should leave all the responsibility for checking your breasts to your doctor. Most experts still counsel women to make a regular effort to monitor their breasts themselves, says Mairi Breen Rothman, a certified nurse-midwife in Washington, D.C. If you feel comfortable doing BSEs, by all means continue. Otherwise, get familiar with the way your breasts feel at different times of the month. If you notice anything unusual, tell your health care provider right away.

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