Breast Exam Advice Hays KS

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.

January E Fields, MD
(785) 623-5774
2220 Canterbury Dr
Hays, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1997

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George M Pikler
(785) 623-5774
2220 Canterbury Dr
Hays, KS
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Dr.January Fields
(785) 623-5774
2220 Canterbury Drive
Hays, KS
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Hospital: Hays Medical Center
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Bassam Ghanem
(806) 244-4571
1417 S Belcher Rd Ste A
Hays, KS
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Gastroenterology/Oncolgy Assocs

James Edward French, MD
(316) 684-5237
1515 S Clifton Ave
Wichita, KS
Gender
Male
Languages
English
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Wesley Med Ctr, Wichita, Ks; Via Christi Reg Med Ctr -St J, Wichita, Ks

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Bassam Muhammad Ghanem, MD
(806) 244-4571
2020 Canterbury Dr
Hays, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1989

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January E Fields
(785) 623-5774
2220 Canterbury Dr
Hays, KS
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

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Muzaffar Iqbal
(785) 623-5774
2220 Canterbury Dr
Hays, KS
Specialty
Oncologist

January Fields
(913) 588-6077
2220 Canterbury Dr
Hays, KS
Specialty
Oncologist
Associated Hospitals
Hays Medcl Ctr

Vickie L Massey, MD
(913) 234-0498
12200 W 100th St
Overland Park, KS
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo-Kansas City Sch Of Med, Kansas City Mo 64108
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Childrens Mercy Hosp, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Kansas City Cancer Centers Southwest; Olathe Medical Services/Oncolo Gy Hematology Associates

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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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