Know Your Options for Breast Cancer Prevention

When we talk about drugs for breast cancer, we often focus on medications used for treatment after a diagnosis. But medications can play a major role in prevention, too. There are more than 2 million postmenopausal women in this country who are healthy but who have an elevated risk of breast cancer. These women should … Read More

Lymph Node Radiation May Halt Breast Cancer Recurrences

Two new studies show promising results for the use of radiation therapy to prevent breast cancer from coming back. The research shows that when patients with breast cancer received radiation therapy to their lymph nodes – not just the area of the breast where cancer occurred – cancer did not recur in the original site … Read More

Women: Do You Know Your Breast Density?

When it comes to breast cancer risk, you’ve probably heard about family history and genetics. But have you heard about breast density? If you haven’t paid attention to density in the past, start now. In one recent study, 47 percent of women between the ages of 40 and 74 had what we call “mammographically dense” … Read More

Exercise More to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Increasing exercise to reduce body fat could decrease the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women, a new study finds. Body fat has been associated with an increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. Canadian researchers found postmenopausal women who exercised at least 300 minutes per week were more successful at reducing total body fat compared … Read More

How to Do A Self Breast Exam Correctly

While most patients know they should be familiar with changes in their breast tissue, many are afraid that they will “do it wrong” and avoid doing self-exams altogether! I’d like to share some useful tips about when and how to do a self-exam. 1. Do your breast exam at the same time each month If … Read More

What You Should Know About Breast Implants After 40

With childbearing behind them and menopause approaching, more women older than 40 are choosing to have breast augmentations. Perhaps they want to turn back the clock as they begin to see the effects of aging, while younger women also continue to have interest in breast augmentation — but for different reasons. Plastic surgeon Andrea Moreira, … Read More

Breastfeeding Your Baby May Reduce Childhood Leukemia Risk

Hands down, a mother’s breast milk is the best food for baby. Breast milk is always available, helps your baby’s brain to develop and keeps your baby healthy through adulthood. Now a new study shows that there may be another solid reason to strongly consider breastfeeding your child: protection against childhood leukemia. A new Israeli study finds … Read More