Mammogram screening is an imaging procedure performed on women to ensure that the breasts are healthy, and that no growth or abnormalities are present. It is an effective tool for the early detection of breast cancer in women. If you have never undergone breast imaging examination before, or you’re still undecided about whether or
Women dealing with breast cancer opt to undergo a mastectomy to remove the cancer, preventing its growth and reducing the risk of cancer spreading to other parts of the body. Modern medicine has given women more options with this cancer treatment, and one of the most beneficial medical breakthroughs for women is a breast cancer
Have you ever felt a lump in your breast and after having been evaluated, told that there was “nothing there”? I’m continuously amazed at how many patients go forward with expensive and time-consuming evaluations and at the end of their journey, essentially get a figurative pat on the knee that sends them on their way.
Many breast surgeons continue to remove the nipples when performing mastectomy — resulting in disfigured breasts and a loss of self-confidence for the patient. Nipple-Sparring Mastectomy Most breast cancers can be treated without removing the nipples. A nipple-sparing mastectomy is safe in almost all patients except those in which cancer is found in the nipple
Breast changes as we age is completely common. The breasts of a 40-year-old differ dramatically from those of a 20 or 60-year-old. Understanding what is considered normal for your breasts in your 40s can ensure that you maintain good breast health into your 50s and well beyond. Breast Changes in Your 40s As you grow
Now that you’re 30, it’s time to get serious about your breast health. Age is one of the biggest risk factors for breast cancer. Being in your 30s, may not put you in the highest risk category but it is still important to monitor your breasts and note any changes that occur. It’s important to
One in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in her lifetime, according to statistics from the American Cancer Society. Despite the raised awareness of breast cancer in today’s society, revolutionary care for breast cancer, and readily available routine breast care, still too few women know how to assess their own breast health.
Curing Cancer With Social Media? Social media brings us some amazing viral content. For those of us in the medical field, it’s great to see people sharing tips for healthy living and raising awareness for cancer prevention and the fight for curing cancer. But as with anything found on the Internet, we often let our
We all know that exercising is a generally healthy thing to do. It promotes weight loss, boosts mood, and reduces cardiovascular risk, but did you realize that exercise could also slash your cancer risk? Accumulating research shows that people who are physically active are reducing cancer risks and are significantly less likely to die of
When Angelina Jolie decided to undergo a double mastectomy after finding out she had a predisposition to breast cancer, the floodgates opened up. She inadvertently inspired countless articles, opinions, blog posts and conversations about the subject of preventative genetic testing and what one should do if they got similar news. But what about the patient