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The grass is always greener, and that goes for breast size as well. Breast anxiety can affect even the most confident women, as their befuddled boyfriends can attest. Most women aren't thrilled with what they've got. They want their breasts to be bigger, smaller, perkier, rounder, higher, lower, smoother, sexier, or a combination of the above. On their quest for the perfect breasts, they'll try just about anything short of standing on their heads and chanting. Because women, unlike say, KFC family meals ("I'd like a breast and two thighs, please"), are more than the sum of their parts, we'd like to offer the following suggestion: Instead of searching for a way to change your breasts, why not try to love yours for what they are? After all, beautiful boobs don't just come in one size or shape. Furthermore, there's no such thing as a perfect breast. It just seems that way from what's on display on TV and in the movies. "The truth is that st...
My name is Traci Mulder, and I am 40 years old. I have been a breast cancer survivor for six years, since 9/11/2000, and this is my breast cancer story. The Breast Cancer Symptoms - Was It A Breast Lump or Not? I was 34 when I found a tender lump underneath my left armpit . I had just finished breastfeeding our 14-month-old son, Cameron, and was pregnant with our second child. I was healthy and happy and thought it was probably just a blocked milk duct. But, the medical professional in me told me that to be safe, I should get the lump checked out. And I did. When I saw my doctor, he agreed that there was nothing in the breast that felt suspicious. There were no obvious symptoms of breast cancer, aside from that odd lump. But, he ordered me to have a mammogram anyhow. I argued with him. I was a registered nurse, pregnant and had no family history. I was only 34 years old! I didn't need a mammogram. The doctor countered that mammograms weren't...
Cancer and breast lumps
It is understandable thata newly discovered breast lump maycause fear andconcern, but the fact is that only a small percentage of lumpsturn out to be cancer. Many women have "lumpy breasts" or fibrocystic breast disease , a common and benign (harmless) condition.
If you have this condition, examining your breasts can be confusing and, at times, alarming. It is still very important to check your breasts at the same time each month and bring anything that feels new or different to your doctor's attention. It may be helpful to know that a cancerous lump tends to be hard and unmovable. See breast lump and fibroadenoma .
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