Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast exams are performed to check for any unusual changes to your breast tissue. These checks are an important way to be proactive with your breast health—early detection is the best protection. Do you know how to do a monthly breast self exam? Prioritizing breast health: your guide to breast exams. » Read more about: Prioritizing Breast Health: Your Guide to Breast Exams »
Breast cancer is a concern for many, but there’s so much you can do to lower your risk and prioritize your well-being. Join us in the fight against breast cancer by taking proactive steps to protect your health!
Breast cancer affects millions of women worldwide. While you can’t change some factors, there are proactive measures you can take to lower your risk.
Maintain a healthy weight.
Excess body weight can increase hormone levels and the risk of breast cancer. » Read more about: Breast Cancer Awareness: What you can do to reduce your risk of getting breast cancer »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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? »