Breast Examination by a Health Professional. Women ages 20 - 49 should have a physical examination by a health professional every 1 - 2 years. Those over age 50 should be examined annually.
Self-Examinations. Women have been encouraged to perform a self-examination each month, but some studies have reported no difference in mortality rates between women who do self-examination and those who do not. This does not mean women should stop attempting self-examinations, but they should not...Read more
Q. I don’t have health insurance, and I just can’t afford the cost of a mammogram. What can I do?A. There are a number of resources you... Read more »
The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a study by a couple of noted medical school professors questioning the benefits of... Read more »
The Big Squeeze. Cartoons have been drawn about it, jokes made about it, pain-preventive measures sympathetically prescribed… But... Read more »
My technician recently told me, just before sending me gliding through an MRI tube, that MRI scans were once an uncommon breast exam. He performed... Read more »
I’m not yet 40—the magical age for women to begin receiving mammograms—but I’ve had breast cancer. That makes me a perfect candidate for... Read more »