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 Big Squeeze. Cartoons have been drawn about it, jokes made about it, pain-preventive measures sympathetically prescribed… But... Read more »
This past week actress Angelina Jolie announced her decision to undertake a double mastectomy as a prevention measure for breast cancer.... Read more »
This is the first post in a series on preventative health care for people living with RA. Today's post is about women's healthcare, marking... Read more »
What does one do if she experiences major chest pains and medical examinations reveal no heart or BP abnormalities? This is a particularly... Read more »
At a Glance Avoid wearing powders or deodorant/anti-perspirants when you get your mammogram—even though the whole experience can really make you... Read more »