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A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more
Got clinical breast exam done Bilateral mild Fibroadenosis diagonised, doctor said mammogram not needed. Should I get one?
A breast exam: Is usually done by your gyn or a breast specialist if you have had a problem and that doc will order a mammogram which is done by a technician and read by a radiologist and the report will be sent to the doc who ordered the mammogram and that doc will tell you the report results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 68 I have visible blue veins in my left breast, nothing in my right. Had mammogram 4 mos ago and breast exam by doc 3 mos . Are veins sign of bc?
If a doctor put on a paper for test pain in both breast, fullness right moer than left what do that mean to me it's on for mammogram screening.
Doctors can you tell me when should young women start to have a screening of mammogram done for breast cancer?
Should i get a mammogram at 35? My gyno did a breast exam, but i was wondering if I should get a mammo too? Nothing was found & no fam history.
Not required: It is preferential to do a clinical breast exam yearly in women over age 40, however, a mammogram can "see" and detect growths that are sometimes not clincially palpable. The best advice here is to do breast self exam monthly after the menstrual period starts to eliminate the breast swelling that occurs before the period. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does topical estriol get converted into estradiol in women treated for menopause? Is estriol any safer than estradiol? Mammogram/breast exam is normal
NO; Yes: Estriol does not convert to other Estrogens in the body. It is safer because it's the weakest of the Estrogens and has no link to breast cancer. Studies suggest thta estriol has a protective effect. If used incorrectly, though, it can trigger hot flashes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more
A clinical breast exam is performed by a health care provider. A visual inspection and manual palpation are performed to look for abnormalities. A breast self exam(bse) is when a woman checks her own breast tissue once a month. This is done to get to know one's own unique lumpiness and be able to identify when something is ...Read more
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