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Ah, summer… a time for kicking back and enjoying life. Snacks by the pool, backyard barbecues, trips to the ice cream stand – it all sounds so tempting, doesn’t it? But for those of us dealing with breast cancer or its after-effects, life is no longer that simple. If you’re undergoing active treatment, your favorite foods might not taste so good right now. Or you may be so tired that simply thinking of going into the kitchen – let alone actually getting out a recipe and cooking – is enough to send you right back to the couch. And then there’s chemical menopause, and the way it slows down your metabolism so that, even if you DO feel like eating, every mouthful seems to add another inch to your hips. Not in menopause? Then you’re probably taking tamoxifen, which to many of us means about 15 extra pounds – almost instantly. What’s a food-loving gal to do? First, don’t give up. You may not be enjoy...
A recent task force has determined that women are at higher risk for developing neck pain than men. What accounts for this gender difference? A number of factors contribute to neck pain including coping skills, personalities, work environments and physical activities. But, as a patient eloquently stated while lifting her shirt, "What about these?" Are breasts a major contributor to the higher incidence of neck pain in women? In 1996, our judicial system examined the evidence and determined (Bancroft v Tecumseh Products) that breast reduction surgery was indeed medically necessary to relieve headache , neck pain and shoulder pain. This verdict establishes the cause and effect relationship between breasts and neck pain.
A closer examination into the breast risk factor can illuminate a multitude of reasons why size A, B, C, D, or DD really matters to the spine. Let's think in terms of triple "B's".
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Are your breasts big, small, not at all (absent) or just righ...
Q. I felt a lump under my arm, in the area of my armpit, not in my breast. So that means I don’t have to worry about breast cancer, right? A. Wrong. Your breasts don’t begin and end right there front and center on your chest; breast tissue can actually stretch up under the arm. In addition, there are a number of lymph nodes in your armpits that, when swollen, are a sign your body is fighting an infection… or cancer. Previous Breast Cancer Symptom: Dimpled Skin Next Breast Cancer Symptom: Swelling and Hot Sensation
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