Breast Exam Advice Orem UT

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.

Jay Austin Clark, MD
(801) 357-7575
175 N 400 W
Orem, UT
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Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1993

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Silvana Z Bucur
(801) 354-8225
1055 N 500 W
Provo, UT
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Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Brian P Tudor
(801) 354-8225
1055 N 500 W
Provo, UT
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Tarlton Jay Blair, MD
(801) 374-2367
1055 N 500 W
Provo, UT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1980
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Hospital: Utah Valley Reg Med Ctr, Provo, Ut
Group Practice: Radiation Oncology Cancer

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Brian Peter Tudor, MD
(801) 374-2362
1055 N 500 W Ste 202
Provo, UT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1979

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Bruce C McAllister
(801) 374-2367
1055 N 500 W
Provo, UT
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Ann Jean Eisenbraun, MD
(801) 357-8200
1034 N 500 W
Provo, UT
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1989

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Tarlton J Blair
(801) 374-2367
1055 N 500 W
Provo, UT
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Jay C Bott
(801) 354-8225
1055 N 500 W
Provo, UT
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Brian P Tudo, MR
(801) 374-2367
1055 N 500 W
Provo, UT
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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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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