What Are Breast Exams?
Helping you feel happy and healthy is what we do best here at Helio Health & Wellness! A big part of that involves providing you with comprehensive annual exams and consultations. During one of these procedures, we may recommend giving you a breast exam. Breast exams are straightforward procedures that can aid in the early detection of breast cancer and other diseases. If any abnormalities are found during the exam, we can provide further testing and treatment services if necessary.
How Do Breast Exams Work?
Breast exams are performed by licensed medical professionals. During a breast exam, our resident gynecologist, Dr. Sherry Neyman will feel your breasts for any possible signs of lumps, abrasions, or other abnormal symptoms. She will also take the time to talk with you about your risks for breast cancer and what you can do to help prevent it. This comprehensive service and dedication is what you can expect from our state-of-the-art Austin, Texas center.
What Do Breast Exams Address?
Breast exams are the first step in identifying lumps and addressing potential signs of cancer before they pose any complications. However, if a lump is found in your breast, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have cancer. A lump may also be an indication of other things, like cysts or infections. Dr. Neyman has been practicing medicine in Texas for over 23 years and can effectively distinguish between cancerous and non-cancerous lumps. If an abnormal lump is found to have potential signs of cancer, we can also provide you with a mammogram to be absolutely certain.
What Can I Expect From My Procedure?
During your breast exam, Dr. Neyman will check your breasts for any possible signs of breast cancer or other breast problems. The procedure will begin with you taking your shirt and bra off. Afterward, Dr. Neyman will examine both of your breasts for any issues with shape, size, or skin texture. She will also feel your breasts and armpits for any possible lumps. The examination will take less than an hour to perform and should provide Dr. Neyman with enough information to come to a conclusion. If not, additional testing may be offered.
What Are the Results?
By coming in for regular breast exams and performing exams at home, you can ensure early detection. When it comes to cancer, early detection is essential for effective treatment down the line. Should you need additional testing after your examination, our friendly team at Helio Health & Wellness will be happy to accommodate you. Our goal is to ensure your health and happiness, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you notice any problems.
Women’s Breast Exams in Austin, TX
Whether you think you may have breast cancer, or would like to undergo a routine breast exam, we’re here to help. Dr. Sherry Neyman is an experienced medical professional dedicated to keeping you healthy and supporting you at every step on your wellness journey. To make an appointment, please fill out the form below or call (512) 425-3840. We look forward to your visit!