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)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1973

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Maria Aloba
Moultrie, GA
Specialty
Hematology-Oncology

Samuel Kirk Payne, MD
(563) 589-9700
1819 Peachtree Road North West
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1989

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Cynthia E Gonzales, MD
(912) 350-8180
PO Box 23089
Savannah, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1981

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Kenneth Myron Braunstein
(404) 255-1664
5667 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA
Specialty
Hematology

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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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Ayman Hakim
Moultrie, GA
Specialty
Medical Oncology

Colleen Shane Austin, MD
(404) 851-2310
1100 Lake Hearn Dr NE Ste 500
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1977

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John Raymond Duttenhaver, MD
(912) 350-8490
PO Box 23089
Savannah, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Languages
Italian
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Health Univ Med Ctr, Savannah, Ga; St Josephs Hosp, Savannah, Ga
Group Practice: Memorial Health University

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Karen Mann
(404) 712-1264
1364 Clifton Rd Ne
Atlanta, GA
Specialty
Hematology

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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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