Forbes: Dr. Elisa Port Comments: “Why Monthly Breast Self Exams Are a Thing of the Past (and What’s Replacing Them)”

New York, NY
 – August 15, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

Most women grew up hearing that monthly breast self exams (BSE) were a crucial part of early detection.  But more and more, experts are saying that monthly exams are passé. Instead, they recommend breast “self awareness.”  The main reason that the BSE is not recommended so universally as it once was is that some studies have suggested that women who do monthly BSE are not any better off than women who don’t. Dr. Elisa Port, Chief of Breast Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, says that one of the problems with the monthly BSE is that “many women say they don’t feel like they know what they’re doing.” Some women may be intimidated by the natural lumpiness of their breasts and not know where to start. Learn more