Condition Spotlight

Breast disorders can be hereditary and can also result from such environmental and lifestyle factors as diet, breast implants, and birth control pills. Since early detection of such problems—especially where cancer is concerned—is currently one of the primary strategies for prevention and successful treatment, it is important for women to examine their own breasts regularly.

The Best for Your Breasts

Gather your breasts, whatever their form, large, small, pointy, curvaceous, pert, or saggy and cup them close to your heart. Cherish this part of your body, for as Psalm 139 says, “I will praise thee Read More

Did you have a breast exam in 2020?

As healthcare facilities across the country resume scheduling routine appointments and screenings, we want to remind you of the importance of taking care of your health. In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, we Read More

Ten Surprising Facts about Breasts

More than any other organ in the human body, the breast occupies a place in our social and cultural landscape well beyond its physiological function to nourish our offspring. “The soft tissue that we think Read More

5 Steps To A Better Breast Self-Exam

If your monthly breast self-exam happens in the shower “sporadically” and involves a quick once-over of your breasts, you may be missing some important elements of an effective exam. When was your last self-exam? In Read More

Breast disorders can be hereditary and can also result from such environmental and lifestyle factors as diet, breast implants, and birth control pills. Since early detection of such problems—especially where cancer is concerned—is currently one of the primary strategies for prevention and successful treatment, it is important for women to examine their own breasts regularly. This must be done each month at the same time in a woman’s cycle, in the same physical position, and using the same sequence of steps. Some lumps are easier to find when lying down and others are more apparent when sitting or standing, so you may want to use multiple positions. Some women draw a sketch each time to record what they feel and compare to previous sketches.

Fibrocystic breast disease occurs in 80% of premenopausal women. Common symptoms of this condition include pain and tenderness, and the texture of the breast changing, with small lumps detectable to the touch. This is usually a component of premenstrual syndrome and is considered a low risk factor for breast cancer. Fibrocystic breasts are apparently caused by an increased estrogen-to-progesterone ratio. Benign disorders of the breast are common among women whose diets include a high proportion of saturated animal fat and rare among those who eat little saturated animal fat but take in a high proportion of essential fatty acids