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

Marco A Ayulo
(912) 283-6152
501 Riverside Dr
Waycross, GA
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Hematology / Oncology

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Richard Ellis Fine
(770) 422-1988
790 Church St Ne
Marietta, GA
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Surgical Oncology

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Mark Vrana
(706) 353-2990
3320 Old Jefferson Rd
Athens, GA
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Medical Oncology

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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

Lawrence Edward Morris, MD
(404) 255-1930
960 Johnson Ferry Rd NE Ste 400
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1986

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Michael Scott Mac Fee, MD
(770) 972-0330
1700 Tree Ln
Snellville, GA
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1976

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Brian Eric Gaupp, MD
116 Mimosa Dr
Thomasville, GA
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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