Breast Exam Advice Dunn NC

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.

Piyapong Vongkovit, MD
(828) 324-9550
225 18th St SE
Hickory, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mahidol Univ-Ramathibodi Hosp, Fac Of Med, Bangkok, Thailand
Graduation Year: 1987

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David M Conigli, MR
(919) 681-3162
DUMC Box 3848 CFM-PAP,
Durham, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Michael S Serwint
(704) 872-3630
365 Brookdale Dr
Statesville, NC
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Amir Ali Neshat, MD
28 Ashley Rd
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Isfahan Univ, Fac Of Med, Isfahan, Iran
Graduation Year: 1960

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John Robert Pawloski, MD
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1994

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Donald S Miller, MD
(704) 482-8936
1405 N Lafayette St
Shelby, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1962

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Richard Orlowski, MD
(828) 324-9550
PO Box 3710
Hickory, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Catawba Mem Hosp, Hickory, Nc; Frye Reg Med Ctr, Hickory, Nc
Group Practice: Northwestern Carolina Oncology & Hematology

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Terry Sarantou
(828) 327-9178
415 N Center St
Hickory, NC
Specialty
General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

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Everett Craig Ribakove, MD
(704) 344-1995
3300 Gray Moss Rd
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1994

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William Mc Nulty, MD
(910) 763-5182
1515 Doctors Cir
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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