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Breast Cancer

Why the next talk you have with your daughter should be about breast health

While breast cancer awareness has greatly increased over the last two decades, a recent national survey found that women and families are not talking enough about breast health. Eighty-seven percent of women said they could talk to their daughters about anything, but less than half said they have actually talked with their daughters about breast cancer. A person’s most influential health role models come from within the family, so it’s important that families - mothers, daughters, sisters and aunts - start talking to each other more about breast health.

What Is a Mammogram and When Should I Get One?

A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast. Doctors use a mammogram to look for early signs of breast cancer.

What Can I Do to Reduce My Risk of Breast Cancer?

Many factors can influence your breast cancer risk, and most women who develop breast cancer do not have any known risk factors or a history of the disease in their families. However, you can help lower your risk of breast cancer in the following ways.

Inspirations from a soul survivor

Jody Sims chronicles her struggles with cancer through art.

How not to let a mastectomy ruin your love life

A mastectomy does not have to mean the end of your love life. Losing a breast is not what love or sex is all about in the first place. A loving partner will help you celebrate life.

The statistics on breast cancer indicate the key to survival is early detection

Statistics on breast cancer show the importance of early detection of the disease and each and every woman should take their breast health seriously.

Research finds brachytherapy and radiation treatment may lead to complications in treatment of early stage breast cancer

If you have the misfortune of being recently diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, there are some new female health concerns about treatment therapies and the risk of complications that you should be aware of.

What are the tests used to diagnose breast cancer?

If you have been told you need additional testing to diagnose breast cancer, do not be afraid and get the tests done quickly. Early diagnosis has the best outcome.

Symptoms and signs of breast cancer

Knowing the signs and symptoms of breast cancer can help save your life and put you on a path to recovery.

Can the occasional spirit increase your risk of breast cancer?

Recent studies indicate that the connection between alcohol consumption and breast cancer are more dangerous than suspected, especially for women over 50. Even a single cocktail or glass of wine each evening is actually enough to increase the risk of developing breast cancer.

Reducing your risk of breast cancer

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women in America. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the risk of breast cancer that all women should be aware of so that they can make the effort to stay healthy. It is also a smart idea to be aware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer so that you can get an early screening if needed.

The overwhelming beneficial impact of yearly mammograms

The benefits of yearly mammograms far outweigh the uncomfortable test procedures women have to deal with. Yearly mammograms can reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer by 35%.