Lobules are the part of your breast that make milk (they’re actually glands). If you’ve given birth, you are sure to remember how your breasts changed over the course of your pregnancy…and then voila, like magic you are suddenly able to feed a tiny human. OK. It’s not magic. We know why the breast changeContinue reading “Breast Lobules Come and Go”
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Breast Density, Say What?
You received a letter that says something about dense breast tissue. OK. Now what? What does the language really mean. And what should you be doing about it? Nearly half of all women have dense breast tissue, so it’s common. Breast density officially refers to the amount of fibroglandular tissue in your breast, relative toContinue reading “Breast Density, Say What?”
What is a false-positive mammogram?
You get your mammogram. You go home. You get a call asking you to schedule a follow up mammogram. What?! You are a bit worried, race to Dr. Google for some advice. Dr. Google does a great job of providing you with every worst-case scenario. Your anxiety is up. And then it turns out itContinue reading “What is a false-positive mammogram?”
Should I get a BRCA test?
It’s breast cancer awareness month. There are bound to be stories about women who tested positive for a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. Now after a double-mastectomy, they are breast-cancer worry free… Is this an option for you? Probably not. In reality, most women tested for a BRCA1/2 variant will come back negative as carriers. ThisContinue reading “Should I get a BRCA test?”
Intro to Breast Cancer Risk Factors
There are a lot of different risk factors associated with breast cancer development. This article will take a really broad look at some of the general risk factors–but we will dig deeper into each risk factor in subsequent posts! Stay-tuned, or join our email list to stay informed! Where to begin?! There are so manyContinue reading “Intro to Breast Cancer Risk Factors”