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ABCF supports the use of monthly breast self exams for women and men to become accustomed to the look and feel of their breasts.  By staying in touch with your breasts, you will be able to detect any breast changes that should be reported quickly to your physician. The American Cancer Society has stated that mammograms are a sensitive screening method, but a small percentage of breast cancers do not show up on mammograms but can be felt by a woman or her doctors.  Stay in Touch™ with yourself, so that you can help ensure early detection of any potential problems, and improve your chances of staying in good health.
 
New Danish guidelines suggest that breast self exams do not have preventive benefits.  However, Dr. Marisa Weiss, a leading breast cancer oncologist and president and founder of Breastcancer.org, has stated that these guidelines, "could seriously endanger women’s health and lead to later detection of cancers in some women."  Dr. Weiss said, "Early detection of breast cancer is crucial not only to the ‘survivorship’ of the patient, but to her quality of life while treating the cancer, and thereafter.  For many patients, early detection could mean not having to lose a breast through mastectomy or not have to experience aggressive chemotherapy."
 
The best time to do a breast self exam is seven to 10 days after your menstrual cycle begins, when the breasts are not swollen, and changes are easier to notice.  For a complete breast self examination guide, email mailto:info@abcf.org and provide your name and address with your request.
 
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