Breast Exam Advice Shreveport LA

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.

Boddapati Manoranjan, MD
1501 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: All India Inst Of Med Sci, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1996

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Francesco Turturro, MD
1501 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Bari, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Bari, Italy
Graduation Year: 1982

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James Dwarkanath Cotelingam
(318) 675-7737
1501 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA
Specialty
Hematology

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Anil Veluvolu
(318) 212-8620
2600 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Federico Laurel Ampil, MD
(318) 675-5000
1501 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1967

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Francesco Turturro
(318) 813-1200
1501 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA
Specialty
Hematology

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Joyce Elizabeth Feagin, MD
(318) 212-8620
2600 Kings Hwy Ste 340
Shreveport, LA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1994

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Marianne Barnhill, MD
(318) 212-8083
2600 Kings Hwy Ste 310
Shreveport, LA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1987

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R M Krishnamsetty, MD
1501 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Inst Of Med Sci, Banaras Hindu Univ, Varanasi, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1970

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Sanjay Yadav, MD
(318) 675-5000
1501 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Maulana Azad Med Coll, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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