Breast Exam Advice Katy 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.

Khaled Wadi Jabboury, MD
(281) 558-5385
12121 Richmond Ave Ste 100
Houston, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Basra, Coll Of Med, Basra, Iraq
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: Rosewood Med Ctr, Houston, Tx; West Houston Med Ctr, Houston, Tx

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Alexander Wong, MD
(281) 558-5385
12121 Richmond Ave Ste 100
Houston, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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David Star, MR
(281) 341-1828
4806 Mimosa Ln
Richmond, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Amirali S Popatia, MD
(281) 344-2293
1603 Main St Ste 200
Richmond, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1985

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Hubert Yute Ho, MD
(713) 782-2770
15400 Southwest Fwy Ste 300
Sugar Land, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1993

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Shagufta Naz Naqvi
(281) 556-6622
12121 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Amelia Delacruz Gosuico, MD
Houston, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Family Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1972
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Hospital: Medical Arts Hospital, Lamesa, Tx

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Ray Armand
(731) 271-6881
1140 Business Center Dr
Houston, TX
Specialty
Hematology

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Amirali S Popatia
(281) 344-2273
1603 Main St
Richmond, TX
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Karl W King
(281) 517-9544
15500 Southwest Fwy
Sugar Land, TX
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Radiation Oncology

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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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