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Adult women should perform a breast self-exam once a month.

Using body lotion,  slide your fingers across the skin of your breast. Look for changes like size, lumps, dimples or puckers, or unusual nipple discharge. If you discover something you didn’t notice before—don’t panic, make an appointment with your doctor. Even if you don’t discover any differences, you should have an annual physical every year as a precaution.

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Top 10 Ways to Fight Breast Cancer

  1. Eat Healthy
    There are strong links to obesity and cancer. Eat a well-balanced diet high in fiber, fruits and veggies.
  2. Volunteer
    Host a Passion Parties Pink Party. Everything at your party is pink. Proceeds go to Breast Cancer Research.
  3. Educate yourself
    Get informational pamphlets from your doctor and ask questions to learn the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.
  4. Get a mammogram
    Make an appointment with your doctor to decide when you should start getting mammograms.
  5. Do your own monthly check
    Perform a self breast exam every month.
  6. Wear your support
    From shoes to shirts and everything in between, you can show your support for breast cancer by purchasing items to promote research and awareness.
  7. Donate
    Find a local or national organization that you feel comfortable supporting with your time and/or money.
  8. Lace up your sneakers
    Each year, there are hundreds of events to ‘Walk for a Cure’. Find a walk/run in your area and sign up.
  9. Stamp it out
    Purchase ‘Fund the Cure’ stamps from the U.S. Postal Service. Eight cents from each stamp goes to funding breast cancer research.
  10. Spread the word
    Join a support group to meet other women in your area that want to raise awareness.

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In honor of October’s commemorative spotlight, we’ve gathered some invaluable information regarding breast cancer and prevention.

Early Detection is Critical -Three Common Myths:
• Only women with a family history of breast cancer are at risk – Those with a family history do have a higher risk; however, 80% of all women diagnosed have no known risk factors… other than being female and getting older (though women of all ages can develop breast cancer).
• All breast lumps are cancerous – 80% of lumps are caused by non-cancerous changes in the breast, most of which are age-related. However, any breast abnormality should be reported to a physician, especially if it persists after two menstrual cycles.
Breast Cancer only happens to women – While breast cancer mainly affects women, some men are susceptible to the disease. Although men also have breast cancer, the focus is usually on women. Because of this, men who suffer from breast cancer normally discover the disease later than women.

 

Early signs of breast cancer.

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No breast is typical. What is normal for you may not be normal for another woman. Most women say their breasts feel lumpy or uneven. The way your breasts look and feel can be affected by getting your period, having children, losing or gaining weight, and taking certain medications. Breasts also tend to change as you age.
Lumps in the Breast

Many conditions can cause lumps in the breast, including cancer. But most breast lumps are caused by other medical conditions. The two most common causes of breast lumps are fibrocystic breast condition and cysts. Fibrocystic condition causes noncancerous changes in the breast that can make them lumpy, tender, and sore. Cysts are small fluid-filled sacs that can develop in the breast.
Tumors and Breast Cancer

Sometimes breast cells become abnormal. These abnormal cells grow, divide, and create new cells that the body does not need and that do not function normally. The extra cells form a mass called a tumor. Some tumors are “benign” or not cancer. These tumors usually stay in one spot in the breast and do not cause big health problems.

Other tumors are “malignant” and are cancer. Breast cancer often starts out too small to be felt. As it grows, it can spread throughout the breast or to other parts of the body. This causes serious health problems and can cause death.

from http://www.cdc.gov

Age-standardised death rates from Breast cance...

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In honor of breast cancer awareness month here is an amazing article:

The return to intimacy for breast cancer survivors

My hope is that you will never need this, but the most recent stats say 1 in every 8 women will.


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