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Breast Exam Rebuttal: 'An Exam Saved Me'

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Breast Exam Rebuttal: 'An Exam Saved Me'

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Breast Exam Rebuttal: 'An Exam Saved Me'

Breast Exam Rebuttal: 'An Exam Saved Me'

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Last week we reported on a study that showed that self breast exams don't help prevent death from breast cancer in women. This interview with medical contributor Dr. Sydney Spiesel generated quite a response from listeners. Several women wrote in to say that they had found cancerous lumps in their own breasts and wouldn't be alive today if not for breast self exams.

We hear from some of the women and Dr. Spiesel clarifies his message about the study.

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