Early Detection Can Save Your Life: Why & How to Perform a Breast Self-Exam

Did you know that 40% of breast cancer cases are discovered by women who felt lumps during self-exams? It doesn’t matter if cancer runs in your family or not. Every adult woman over the age of 20 should do a monthly breast self-exam.

While mammograms do help in early detection of cancer before lumps form, breast self-exams help you to become accustomed to what is normal for your breasts so you can let your doctor know if anything looks or feels different.

Self-exams should not be a substitute for mammograms, screening and other detection, but combined with routine medical care, they can give you an advantage that could save your life. (more…)

Don’t Let Another Year Go By – Schedule Your Annual Exam

Don’t Let Another Year Go By – Schedule Your Annual Exam

Call Dr. Hessel today to schedule your annual exam.

Make Your Annual Exam a Top Priority

There are times in your life when you see your Ob/Gyn quite often – during pregnancy, when you are trying to get pregnant, or if you are having health issues. During the other seasons of your life it is just as important to see your doctor at least once a year. Most women do not have a family doctor outside of their Ob/Gyn – so your annual exam is essential for everyday wellness as well as preventative measures. You deserve attention, care, and concern – so make your annual exam a priority. (more…)