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 F Berris, MD
(303) 388-4876
1800 Williams St
Denver, CO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1943

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David Michael Schrier
(303) 715-7030
2555 S Downing St
Denver, CO
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Christopher C Porter, MD
(303) 333-4583
Unit 1717 8501 E Alameda Ave
Denver, CO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1999

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Hyun Sue Kim
(719) 444-4800
320 E Fontanero St
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Patricia H Hardenbergh, MD
(970) 569-7429
PO Box 40000
Vail, CO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1991

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Michael J Johnson
(303) 385-2000
2030 Mountain View Drive
Longmont, CO
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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William Allen Robinson, MD
(303) 524-9998
7890 Humboldt Cir
Denver, CO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1962

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Eduardo Ramon Pajon, MD
303-399-8020 x5045
1055 Clermont St
Denver, CO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1972

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Vernon James King
(970) 244-2442
750 Wellington Ave
Grand Junction, CO
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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David Harold Garfield, MD
(303) 748-8617
57 Hyde Park Cir
Denver, CO
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1963

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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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