Breast Exam Advice El Campo TX

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.

Henry J Lopez-Roman
(979) 532-1700
2100 Regional Medical Dr
Wharton, TX
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(214) 370-1300
3535 Worth St
Dallas, TX
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(817) 359-9000
1615 Hospital Pkwy
Bedford, TX
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Estil A Vance III, MD
(214) 820-1598
3409 Worth St Sammons Tower 600
Dallas, TX
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
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Mary Milam, MD
(817) 924-4300
1307 8th Ave Ste 302
Fort Worth, TX
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Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
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2100 Regional Medical Dr
Wharton, TX
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Margaret P Sulliva, MS
(713) 792-6620
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Franco De Monte
(713) 792-6161
1515 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX
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General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

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Paolo Anderlini, MD
(713) 792-8750
1515 Holcombe Blvd # 423
Houston, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Modena, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Modena, Italy
Graduation Year: 1986

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Kenneth Louis Mc Clain, MD
6621 Fannin St
Houston, TX
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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