Breast Exam Advice Moultrie GA

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.

Maria Aloba, MD
(229) 890-3514
3131 S Main St
Moultrie, GA
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
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Moultrie, GA
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Kim Nhat Vu
(404) 466-6100
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3400 Old Milton Pkwy Ste B
Alpharetta, GA
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Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
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3011 Hampton Ave
Brunswick, GA
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103 Clubview Dr
Moultrie, GA
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
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Moultrie, GA
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(404) 681-3636
315 Boulevard NE
Atlanta, GA
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Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
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(404) 727-3263
1701 Upper Gate Dr NE Ste C3074
Atlanta, GA
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Allegheny Univ Of Hlth Sciences, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 2000

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(912) 692-1152
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Savannah, GA
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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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