Are Breast Cancer Self-Exams Necessary?

PJ Hamel Health Guide
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Published On: October 18, 2007
  • Anonymous
    Oct. 22, 2007

    Wow, I completely missed this -- thanks for the news tip. I'm with you, though -I don't think this is going to affect prevention much.

    • PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      Oct. 22, 2007
      I think it's a good move by the ACS. Rather than make women feel guilty for not doing the prescribed routine of "dime sized circles," etc., they say "Just pay attention to your breasts, however you can best make that happen." Makes sense, huh?