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. Brian 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
Dr. Wojo is a medical oncologist outside of Philadelphia, PA, with Crozer Health. His research has been presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, and he is a speaker on medical ethics and the biology of cancer. Dr. Wojo sees cancer as a scientifically complex disease with psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions.
— Last updated on June 29, 2022, 2:47 PM