Breast Examination by a Health Professional. Women ages 20 - 49 should have a physical examination by a health professional every 1 - 2 years. Those over age 50 should be examined annually.
Self-Examinations. Women have been encouraged to perform a self-examination each month, but some studies have reported no difference in mortality rates between women who do self-examination and those who do not. This does not mean women should stop attempting self-examinations, but they should not...Read more
The journal Nature recently published results of a 5-year study examining the genetic makeup of breast cancer tumors. Researchers’... Read more »
The Big Squeeze. Cartoons have been drawn about it, jokes made about it, pain-preventive measures sympathetically prescribed… But... Read more »
“Have you got your pathology report yet?”As a woman newly diagnosed with breast cancer, it seems that everything hinges on this... Read more »
Background Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a relatively rare type of breast cancer grows in the lymph vessels of the skin of the breast. Because... Read more »
Sexuality is a complex, multidimensional phenomenon that incorporates biologic, psychologic, interpersonal, and behavioral dimensions. It is... Read more »
If you’ve just learned that you have breast cancer, you may be encountering some of the most anxious moments of your life. Although research has... Read more »