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Breast Self Examination

Women Changing the Way We Think About Our Boobs: Angelique Pitney

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

For so many women affected by breast cancer, like Angelique, it all comes back to daughters. The next generation. The group of young women, like myself, who have a whole other world of resources and therefore hopefully a whole other world of hope to live cancer free.

Women Changing the Way We Think About Our Boobs: Mary Ann Wasil

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

At 39-years-old, Mary Ann was a mother of three and found a lump on her breast. After her diagnosis, she required immediate chemotherapy. How does a woman like herself end up with an organization that not only empowers women, but is changing the way we think about breast health?

What Your Mammogram Won't Tell You

Loren Ridinger | Posted 03.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Loren Ridinger

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.

WARNING: Breast Cancer Awareness Month May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Fran Visco | Posted 01.15.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

We need the truth and not the hype about breast cancer and we need it 12 months a year.

5 Common Mistakes Women Make During A Breast Self Exam

Blisstree | Posted 12.06.2011 | Fifty

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...

Why Every Month Should Be Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 07.04.2011 | Home
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

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.

Breast Cancer Unawareness Month: Rethinking Mammograms

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

The American Cancer Society remains strongly linked with the mammography industry, while ignoring or criticizing the value of breast self-examination.

The Food And Drug Administration Admits Risks Of Medical Radiation While Ignoring Dangers Of Mammography

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

the FDA remains strangely unaware that radiation from routine premenopausal mammography poses significant and cumulative risks of breast cancer.

Women Should Not Examine Their Breasts For Lumps

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

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.

What Happens When The Anger Subsides? -- The New Breast Cancer Guidelines

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Reardon

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 -- The New Breast Cancer Guidelines

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Reardon

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.

The Hidden Dangers Of Pre-Menopausal Mammography

Samuel S. Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samuel S. Epstein

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.