Breast Exam Advice Gaffney SC

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.

Charles Edward Bowers, MD
(864) 699-5700
11 Doctors Park Dr Ste 200
Spartanburg, SC
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Coll Med, Univ Jagiellonski, Krakow, Poland
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Hospital: Mary Black Memorial Hospital, Spartanburg, Sc
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Spartanburg, SC
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1986

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Kim Hont Yee, MD
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11 Doctors Park Dr Ste 200
Spartanburg, SC
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Kim Hont A Yee
(864) 699-5700
120 Dillon Dr
Spartanburg, SC
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Medical Oncology

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Drew Carl Monitto, MD
(864) 560-6917
101 E Wood St
Spartanburg, SC
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Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
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Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1991

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Leonard Schutz
(864) 591-1700
1455 E Main St
Spartanburg, SC
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Hematology / Oncology

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Dr.Leonard Schutz
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Spartanburg, SC
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Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med
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Charles Edward Bowers
(864) 699-5700
120 Dillon Dr
Spartanburg, SC
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Petya Lee Perkins, MD
(704) 481-1848
PO Box 1046
Shelby, NC
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Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1976

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Helen Ross Maddux, MD
(704) 487-3144
201 E Grover St
Shelby, NC
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Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
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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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