Breast cancer is common, with 1 out of 8 women in the United States experiencing this in their lifetime. Surprisingly, most women who get breast cancer will NOT have a known family history of breast cancer, but up to 30% of women WILL have some family history of breast cancer, and about 10% of women having a GENETIC reason for developing their cancer.
Everyday, without fail, I am asked by my patients what they need to do to make sure they don’t get cancer or how to make sure they don’t get cancer again. This is a very natural question. An obvious question. Amazingly, in the 12 years I spent getting a medical education, including 4 years of medical school,
Breast lumps can be very common and occur in a majority of women in their lifetime. Most lumps will not be a breast cancer, but checking with a physician is important to be sure. Figuring out what a lump is depends on your age and symptoms. For example, a young woman who is nursing and has developed a painful lump often has a build-up of milk (a lactating adenoma) or if redness is also present,
What does it mean to have “Dense Breasts”
Breast density is defined by the appearance of breast tissue on mammography, not how breasts feel on exam or how big they are. Dense breasts have more glandular elements and connective tissue, while less-dense breasts have more fatty tissue. On a mammogram, fatty tissue appears black,