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A 41-year-old member asked:

Please suggest what ideas for breast cancer awareness month do you have?

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Dr. David Brousseau
Diagnostic Radiology 29 years experience
Breast CA: Get a yearly mammogram and breast examination by your family physician. Monthly self-examination is a good idea too. Never wait if you feel a new lump or one that has not been previously evaluated by your doctor. These guidelines are endorsed by all the major medical societies, despite the misguided and confising usptf guidelines issued a few years ago.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Old-fashioned: When i was in med school, i was the only guy i knew who always discussed breast self-exam with women. I'd urge women starting in their teens to continue doing this and doing it right -- and not to get complacent because of all those mammogram manufacturers sponsoring pink ribbon campaigns. The physical exam still key to medicine & the fatal breast ca's i've seen could have been caught early.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What should I include in an article about breast cancer awareness month?

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Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology 23 years experience
Screening&education: Include how important early detection is to curing breast cancer. Screening with mammograms, self breast exams and md breast exams is crucial for all women over 50 and earlier for women with a family history or other risk factors. Education and encouragement are me points to b made based on how many advances have been made in our understanding and successful tx of breast tumors.
A 46-year-old member asked:

When was breast cancer awareness month started?

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Dr. Dennis Holmes
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Breast Cancer Month: National breast cancer awareness month was established in 1985. The aim of the month is to encourage the use of mammograms to increase the rate of earlier detection.
Last updated Apr 8, 2013
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