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Topic: Podcast: Breast Self Exam

Forum: Benign Breast Conditions —

A safe place to discuss benign (non-cancerous) breast conditions. Benign breast conditions are unusual growths or other changes in the breast tissue that are not cancer, though some may be associated with an increase in breast cancer risk. Benign breast conditions are quite common.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2021 01:29PM

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Breast Self-Exam

May 28, 2021

Brian wojciechowski md final 6340

Brian Wojciechowski, M.D., practices medical oncology in Delaware County, Pennsylvania at Riddle, Taylor, and Crozer hospitals and also serves as Breastcancer.org's medical adviser. He is a sought-after speaker on the topics of medical ethics and the biology of cancer.

Medical and oncology organizations disagree on the value of breast self-exam. The American Cancer Society, for example, doesn't recommend breast self-exam, while Breastcancer.org believes they are part of a comprehensive screening plan. Dr. Wojciechowski joined us to talk about the role of breast self-exam in screening and why it's controversial.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Wojciechowski explain:

  • why organizations stopped recommending breast self-exam
  • the benefits and drawbacks of breast self-exam
  • how he talks to his patients about breast self-exam

Running time: 12:02

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