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.

Robert L McLaurin
(919) 497-0113
113 Jolly St
Louisburg, NC
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Daniel Fried
(336) 716-2255
Medical Center Blvd
Winston Salem, NC
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Nelson J Chao, MD
(919) 668-1011
Box 3961,
Durham, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Hematology-Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1981

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I-Wen Chang, MD
(336) 716-4380
Medical Center Blvd,
Winston Salem, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Eric Sherwood Neijstrom, MD
(336) 951-4584
618 S Main St
Reidsville, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, Nc
Group Practice: Piedmont Cancer Institute Annie Penn Hospital

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Charles Walter Scarantino, MD
(919) 784-3018
4420 Lake Boone Trl
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, Nc
Group Practice: Triangle Radiation Oncology Services Inc

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John Kimbrough Hill
(828) 692-8045
1824 Pisgah Drive
Hendersonville, NC
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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John Christian Huffman, MD
(252) 451-2700
1041 Noell Ln Ste 105
Rocky Mount, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1985

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Robert Victor Higgins, MD
(704) 355-2884
1000 Blythe Blvd
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Gynecological Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: East Carolina Univ Sch Of Med, Greenville Nc 27858
Graduation Year: 1982

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Surajit Chaudhuri, MD
(910) 483-8361
1205 Cape Ct Ste B
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Nrs Med Coll, Univ Of Calcutta, Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Graduation Year: 1982

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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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