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...
A breast lump is a swelling, protuberance, or lump in the breast.
Normal breast tissue is present in both males and females of all ages. This tissue responds to hormonal changes and, therefore, certain lumps can come and go.
Breast lumps may appear at all ages:
Infants may have breast lumps related to estrogen from the mother. The lump generally goes away on its own as the estrogen clears from the baby's body. It can happen to boys and girls.
Young girls often develop "breast buds" that appear just before the beginning of puberty. These bumps may be tender. They are common around age 9, but may happen as early as age 6.
Teenage boys may develop breast enlargement and lumps because of hormonal changes in mid-puberty. Although this may distress the teen, the lumps or enlargement generally go away on their own over a period of months.
Breast lumps in an adult woman raise concer...
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