Breast Exam Advice Guntersville AL

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.

David Lee Hinton, MD
(205) 759-7800
801 University Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
American Sign
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: D C H Reg Med Ctr, Tuscaloosa, Al; Northport Hosp -D C H, Northport, Al
Group Practice: Oncology Associates

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Wade Anderson Young
(205) 759-7800
801 University Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL
Specialty
Medical Oncology

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Surrinder Paul Dang
(256) 713-1200
3601 Cci Dr Nw
Huntsville, AL
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Keith A Thompson
(334) 273-7000
4145 Carmichael Road
Montgomery, AL
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Mark Allen Dosmann, MD
(205) 871-4274
2000a Southbridge Parkway
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1989

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Randall Scott Davis, MD
2000 6th Ave S
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1997

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Harry Mc Gwinn Barnes III, MD
(334) 273-7000
4145 Carmichael Rd
Montgomery, AL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Jackson Hosp & Clinic, Montgomery, Al; Baptist Med Ctr, Montgomery, Al
Group Practice: Alabama Oncology

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Paul W Adams, MD
(334) 793-2312
PO Box 5526
Dothan, AL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Flowers Hosp, Dothan, Al; Southeast Alabama Med Ctr, Dothan, Al
Group Practice: Stokes & Adams

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George A Omura, MD
(205) 967-4782
3621 Crestside Rd
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1962

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Jane Ann Gehlsen, MD
(205) 481-8475
985 9th Ave SW Ste 404
Bessemer, AL
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1974

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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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