For checking your breasts, current guidance centers on “breast self awareness” instead of self exams. But what does that mean in practical terms?
Breast cancer doesn’t occur often in younger women. Of the more than 230,000 new cases of breast cancer expected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2015, only about 11 percent will involve women younger than 45. Young breast cancer patients have special concerns. Their cancers tend to be more advanced, more aggressive, more likely … Read More
You have the power to reduce your risk of breast cancer, but you need to take charge. This guide from the Cleveland Clinic Breast Center provides an overview of life-long breast practices. Follow these guidelines to reduce your breast cancer risks.
Our expert explains why younger women are more often being diagnosed with advance stage breast cancer.
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I asked my colleagues at the Cleveland Clinic Breast Center what they perceive to be patients’ most common misconceptions about breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and care. Combining our list, these six misconceptions rose to the top: 1. “If I have an annual mammogram, I don’t need to examine my breasts.” It is important to understand … Read More
While most of my patients have heard they should perform a self-breast exam (SBE), many say they have never heard all the tips I’d like to share with you. The key is to remember: “When, Look, Feel and Write!” Tip #1: Do your breast exam at the same time each month Think: “When” You should … Read More