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.

Elliott Rosen, MD
(919) 684-7876
Box 3808,
Durham, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1979

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Heather Shaw
(919) 620-4467
2100 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Glenn J Lesser
(336) 716-2255
Medical Center Blvd
Winston Salem, NC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

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Victoria Louise Seewaldt, MD
Durham, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Davis, Sch Of Med, Davis Ca 95616
Graduation Year: 1989

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Douglas Scott Tyler
(919) 286-6939
508 Fulton St
Durham, NC
Specialty
General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

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Lance K Lassite, MD
(256) 705-4224
1650 Faulk St Ste A
Monroe, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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James Ronald W Humbert, MD
(252) 816-4676
288 W Teaching Annex
Greenville, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Centre Med Univ, Fac De Med, Geneve, Switzerland (Univ De Geneve)
Graduation Year: 1964

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Dr.Gustav Magrinat
(336) 832-1100
501 North Elam Avenue
Greensboro, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Oncologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Jonathan Cyrus Salo, MD
(704) 355-3809
PO Box 32861
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1985

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Joel Horowitz, MD
(910) 323-2626
1841 Quiet Cv
Fayetteville, NC
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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