The madness started at the end of August when I discovered a lump in my breast. It wasn't the typical small lump that I have had before; this one was big, much bigger.
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We need the truth and not the hype about breast cancer and we need it 12 months a year.
If you’ve been to a doctor lately, it’s likely that you’ve had a breast exam done. The squeeze-and-feel has become standard practice for most ev...
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But with one in every eight women in our country being diagnosed with breast cancer, maybe every month should be breast cancer awareness month.
The American Cancer Society remains strongly linked with the mammography industry, while ignoring or criticizing the value of breast self-examination.
the FDA remains strangely unaware that radiation from routine premenopausal mammography poses significant and cumulative risks of breast cancer.
All of this reverses years of well-intended advice and public health information, proving once again that health information and advice is a matter of competing social and political forces.
Despite the additional explanations added and attempts at clarification of the new breast cancer guidelines, the women I meet with breast cancer and those who haven't had it are still angry.
I'd be dead by now if it weren't for breast self-examination. If breast self-exam gives you greater peace of mind, no set of guidelines should deter you from it.
Pre-menopausal women undergoing annual routine mammography over a ten-year period are exposed to a total of about five rads for each breast. This information is not new.
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