Breast Cancer Issues
Microcalcifications are common findings on mammogram for many women. Some of these, determined as suspicious, are recommended for subsequent stereotactic biopsy. Here is what you need to know.
The key to successful prevention is early treatment. By giving yourself a breast exam each month, you will notice if there are any changes in your breasts. Experts recommend that women should start doing a breast...
It's been nearly 11 months since I had my prophylactic bilateral mastectomy and TRAM Flap reconstruction and I'm finally getting another update about my health and the effects of my surgery.
A new friend, a breast cancer survivor, recently wrote to me and asked what advice I had to offer anyone preparing for a TRAM Flap surgery. I realized, I've been writing about my experience of having this barbaric...
A light-hearted guide to what to expect during your first mammogram.
Breast fibroadenomas are at least ten times more common than breast cancer. They are benign tumours in the breast which present as smooth mobile swellings to the patient. Often they are spherical or oval in shape. They...
For women, it ranks up there as one of the scariest moments in life. For men...well let's just say it ranks up there as one of the scariest moments in life.
The doctors’ primary concerns when you wake up in recovery are your levels of pain and nausea. I wasn’t nauseous and had a mild soreness in my chest. I had a makeshift padded bra on and 4 drains coming...
Conflicting guidelines make it difficult for women to decide what's best for their breasts. After years of talking to health practitioners and doing my own research, this is how I decide what to do.
Learn about genetic testing, the cancer gene, BRCA, and if a cancer risk exists for you...
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