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Is clinical breast exam needed before mammogram? Considering cost, I think should be done.
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Physical exam
It is a complementary examination.
Physical exam can pick up a small percentage of cancers not seen on mammo. However, it is not required in order to have a mammogram.

In brief: Physical exam
It is a complementary examination.
Physical exam can pick up a small percentage of cancers not seen on mammo. However, it is not required in order to have a mammogram.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: YES
Yes.

In brief: YES
Yes.
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
In brief: Not required
but a good idea to have a breast exam in addition.

In brief: Not required
but a good idea to have a breast exam in addition.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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