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Breast Implants May Hinder Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Monday, July 01, 2013
Plastic surgery is becoming more popular, with the most common procedure now breast augmentation, or enlargement. Contrary to what you may think, women with breast implants aren’t immune to breast cancer. In fact, a recent study suggests they may be more likely to be diagnosed with later-stage disease.
Younger Women Need to Be Vigilant About Breast Cancer
Saturday, June 01, 2013
As you grow older, your chance of developing breast cancer increases. In fact, two-thirds of cases occur in women ages 55 and older. Still, younger women can develop the disease. And a recent study found that more of them—particularly those younger than 40—are being diagnosed with breast cancer that has spread throughout the body.
PSTD Not Uncommon After Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
A traumatic event, such as a natural disaster or a severe car accident, can trigger feelings of anxiety and distress—maybe even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). So, too, can a breast cancer diagnosis. Recent research shows that approximately 25 percent of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer may suffer from PTSD. Learning good coping strategies can help you deal with such life-altering news.
Breast Cancer May Be More Deadly for Some Women
Monday, April 01, 2013
Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate. Women of all ages, races, and ethnicities – men, too – can develop it. For some women, though – in particular, African-Americans – breast cancer can be more deadly. Many factors play a role in this disparity. Fortunately, by being proactive about breast health, women can help protect themselves from this disease.
A Mammogram Is Still Important
Friday, March 01, 2013
Over the last decade, more Americans have been dismissing cancer screenings, including mammograms. Why? Experts suspect this drop may partly be because of the confusion surrounding screening guidelines. Despite this uncertainty, mammograms remain a valuable tool in fighting breast cancer.