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
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1996

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Maria Aloba
Moultrie, GA
Specialty
Hematology-Oncology

Michael Louis Safer, MD
(478) 272-2255
2406 Bellevue Rd Ste 7
Dublin, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Fairview Park Hosp, Dublin, Ga; Satilla Reg Med Ctr, Waycross, Ga
Group Practice: Oconee Regional Cancer Ctr

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Carol D Silve, MS
4536 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd Ste 100
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Rodolfo Eduardo Bordoni
(770) 590-8311
340 Kennestone Hospital Blvd
Marietta, GA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Ayman Salah Al Hakim, MD
103 Clubview Dr
Moultrie, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1973

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Ayman Hakim
Moultrie, GA
Specialty
Medical Oncology

Fadlo Raja Khuri, MD
(404) 778-1900
1365 Clifton Rd NE Bldg C-3094
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1989

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John A Manfredi
(706) 258-4140
101 Riverstone Vista
Blue Ridge, GA
Specialty
Hematology, Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Salvador Bruno
(706) 866-0734
4750 Battlefield Pkwy
Ringgold, GA
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Hematology / Oncology, Medical 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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