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.

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

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Ayman Hakim
Moultrie, GA
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Medical Oncology

Michael F Doherty, MD
(770) 603-3572
2400 Mount Zion Pkwy
Jonesboro, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Richard Carter
(770) 761-7260
1506 Klondike Rd Sw
Conyers, GA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Carlos A Osmon, MD
(770) 944-2830
1700 Hospital South Dr Ste 102
Austell, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac De La Plata, Fac De Cien Med, La Plata, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1968

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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

Neal N Marrano
(706) 353-2990
3320 Old Jefferson Rd
Athens, GA
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Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Ayman Salah Al Hakim
(229) 228-2970
116 Mimosa Drive
Thomasville, GA
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General Practice, Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Nancy Maureen Hardy, MD
(770) 532-5977
3742 Wavespray Ct
Gainesville, GA
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Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1995

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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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