Breast Exam Advice Garden City MI

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.

Stephen B Goldfarb
(734) 522-0404
6255 Inkster Rd
Garden City, MI
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Stephen Bernard Gruber, MD
(734) 522-0404
6255 Inkster Rd Ste 105
Garden City, MI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1992

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Gary Paul Jelinek, DO
(734) 421-0202
31701 Plymouth Rd
Livonia, MI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1972

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Omar A Majid
(313) 593-7338
18101 Oakwood Blvd
Dearborn, MI
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Feroze Anees Momin, MD
(313) 593-8650
18101 Oakwood Blvd
Dearborn, MI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bj Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1974

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Stephen B Goldfarb, DO
(734) 522-0404
6255 Inkster Rd Ste 105
Garden City, MI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1970

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Cheryl Dawn Kovalski
(734) 261-9040
6255 Inkster Rd
Garden City, MI
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Linda Sue Rissman
(313) 593-7335
18101 Oakwood Blvd
Dearborn, MI
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Parvez Khan
(313) 274-0774
861 Monroe St
Dearborn, MI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

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Mhd N Rajeh, MD
18101 Oakwood Blvd
Dearborn, MI
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1987

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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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