What they said is that there is no point in having the physician teach breast exam techniques. I find this a really short sighted confusing statement, too, but what I gather is that they encourage women to know their bodies and check their breasts in the shower etc. They want women to have a yearly breast exam from a professional.
No one will stop you from having one if that is what you want. I am in the high risk category and I am convinced they are not much good and may be harmful.Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for women. The LEADING cause. Are some of you not getting this? And the government (and apparently some of you) are more worried about some false positives than actually catching the disease? How many false positives come out of pap smears? Quite a few I'd reckon since I've had several myself. But I would rather have 100 false positives than miss that ONE true positive.