Breast Exam Advice Casper WY

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.

Jerald A Kaha, MD
(307) 577-7910
1233 E 2nd St
Casper, WY
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Steven Richard Bonin, MD
1233 E 2nd St
Casper, WY
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mayo Med Sch, Rochester Mn 55905
Graduation Year: 1991

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Steven Bonin
Casper, WY
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

Diane Hinshaw
(307) 235-5433
6501 E 2nd St
Casper, WY
Specialty
Oncologist
Associated Hospitals
Rocky Mountain Oncology

Robert Lewis Lanier
(307) 634-0233
421 E 17th St
Cheyenne, WY
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Keith R Mills, MD
(307) 577-7910
1233 E 2nd St
Casper, WY
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1973

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Keith R Mills
(307) 235-5433
6501 E 2nd St
Casper, WY
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Robert Tobin
(307) 577-7920
1233 E 2nd St
Casper, WY
Specialty
Radiation Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Wyoming Medical Ctr

Keith Mills
(307) 577-7910
1233 E 2nd St
Casper, WY
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Rocky Mtn Onc

Jakub Stefka
(303) 596-2280
2301 House Ave
Cheyenne, WY
Specialty
Hematology

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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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