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what is the best method of detecting breast cancer early?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yearly Mammography: Screening mammography has been proven to find cancers well before they become palpable (and save lives). Mri is even more sensitive than a mammogram but is cost-prohibitive; in the right setting, it can be very effective. Self-examination is a bit less beneficial, but if done regularly, it can identify cancers that may otherwise be missed on mammography.
Answered on Sep 29, 2019
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Dr. Jacqueline Matar
65 years experience Radiation Oncology
Regular Exams: Breast self exams can easily be done by women monthly. Mammograms can be done annually for women 40 years of age and older.
Answered on Apr 8, 2015
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