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.

Rupa C Redding Lallinger, MD
(919) 966-1178
418 MacWider Bldg,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1980

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David Leon Williams, MD
(919) 692-2061
400 NW Broad St
Southern Pines, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst, Nc

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Vallathucherry Chakalakumbil Harish
(336) 802-2500
302 Westwood Ave
High Point, NC
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Avinash Shah, MD
(704) 372-3126
2115 E 7th St Ste 102
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nairobi, Coll Of Hlth Sci, Nairobi, Kenya
Graduation Year: 1978

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Don Vernon Jackson Jr, MD
(828) 254-8232
1 Doctors Dr
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1972

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Bernard Ravi Chinnasami, MD
(336) 802-2500
302 Westwood Ave
High Point, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1988

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Pamela Bensimhon, MD
Duke Univ Medicine Center
Durham, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1998

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Ronald Myron Friedman
(828) 253-4262
445 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Peter Ungaro, MD
(910) 342-3001
109 Darley Ln
Wilmington, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Sowjanya Nagabhirava, MD
2800 Blue Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Andhra Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Visakhapatnam, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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