Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast Cancer Genes: What You Should Know
Genetic tests are helpful for people with risk factors for breast cancer and ovarian cancer, but not everyone needs them. Breast cancer genes can be rather confusing. Let’s dive in so you have a better understanding. » Read more about: Breast Cancer Genes: What You Should Know »
Why You Should Never Skip A Mammogram
One of the simplest and easiest ways for women to stay on top of their health is to have a mammogram starting at age 40 and each year thereafter. It takes just minutes, results are relatively quick, and it gives you a feeling of control over your life. There are multiple reasons why you should never skip a mammogram. » Read more about: Why You Should Never Skip A Mammogram »
Preventing Breast Cancer in Your Everyday Life
Do you wake up every morning thinking about preventing breast cancer in your everyday life? We seriously doubt it, but if you are someone with a higher risk for breast cancer due to your family or your age, maybe you should consider paying more attention to preventative strategies. There are some simple and specific changes you can make to help lower your risk for breast cancer. » Read more about: Preventing Breast Cancer in Your Everyday Life »
Breast Cancer Risk Testing: Is the BRCA Test Right for You?
You may have seen the term “BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 testing” being used on the internet in regard to breast cancer, but are you unsure about what it means? The simple explanation is this: BRCA1 and BRCA 2 are genes that help repair damaged DNA. Damaged DNA can lead to tumor growth. When either of these genes do not function properly, cells are more likely to develop genetic alterations that can lead to cancer.
It is possible to test for BRCA 1 & » Read more about: Breast Cancer Risk Testing: Is the BRCA Test Right for You? »