You may think you know what breast cancer is, but this one condition covers a myriad of terms, types, and classifications that are complicated to understand. Each of these refers to the quantity, size, spread, location, of cancerous cells and tumors.
The most common sign of breast cancer is a new, painless lump with irregular edges. For this reason, self-breast examinations have long been touted as a good way to catch breast cancer early.
Most breast cancer patients don’t die from the primary tumor but from the spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body, especially to vital organs. It makes sense then, that researchers are working hard to tackle the spreading and stop the cancer before it becomes a death sentence.
The term “breast cancer” is enough to fill a woman’s head with many thoughts. Perhaps you’re instantly reminded of a friend who’s currently undergoing chemo or radiation. Or, you think back fondly to a relative who lost her (or his) battle to breast cancer.
Unbelievably, there are about 3 million women in the United States that are living with breast cancer. Breast cancer is, in fact, the most common cancer diagnosis for women. Many of us have encouraged friends or family members who have bravely fought breast cancer. It may even be a disease we fear that we will be diagnosed with one day. There are things you can begin doing today to lower your risk for breast cancer. As we uncover the risk factors of breast cancer and the lifestyle changes that need to be made in order to lower our risk, we need to pay close attention to the surprising revelations noted in a recent study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Special Conference.
In Mississippi, over 400 women die from breast cancer every year.
Routine, preventive care mammograms are a standard in women’s health care, but new research is showing that 3D mammograms are actually more beneficial for cancer screening than others.
It becomes increasingly more important as you age to keep tabs on your health and ensure that you make time for yearly wellness exams, including getting a mammogram if you're in your 40s and over.
The doctors and staff of The Woman’s Clinic are proud to announce 3D mammography is now available at both the Jackson and Madison offices.
The last thing a woman needs in her life is more guilt, especially when either facing a breast cancer diagnosis or simply getting a breast cancer screening.