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FAL 2018

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the buzz WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR Experts no longer tout breast self- exams, but they do stress the importance of being familiar with your breasts' normal look and feel in order to recognize when something may be different. Though 80 percent of new lumps are benign, you can't tell just by feel, so get checked out. See your healthcare provider if you notice any of these changes: ● Lump, hard knot, or thickening inside the breast or underarm ● Swelling, warmth, redness, or darkening of the breast ● Change in breast size or shape ● Dimpling or puckering of the skin ● Itchy, scaly sore, or rash on nipple ● Pulling in of nipple ● Sudden nipple discharge ● New pain in one spot that doesn't go away for: A breast lump M O R E B R E A S T F A C T S : 1 IN 8 WOMEN WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER DURING HER LIFE. – N A T I O N A L C A N C E R I N S T I T U T E October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a perfect time to stay abreast of the latest developments surrounding breast health. Breast Health Doctors will diagnose an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women this year, as well as another 2,550 in men, who are susceptible to the disease, as well. - A M E R I C A N C A N C E R S O C I E T Y HEALTHY BREAST TISSUE AGES 2 TO 3 YEARS FASTER than the rest of a woman's body. Wearing the wrong bra size—a mistake that 80% of women make— advances that aging process and can lead to back pain, sagging, and poor posture. – U C L A Since 2009, mo S t cancer prevention organization S have withdrawn recommendation S for brea S t S elf-exam S , the once-popular di Y check for brea S t abnormalitie S , explaining that the approach didn't provide an Y notable earl Y detection or S urvival benefit S but did lead to twice a S man Y biop S ie S with no cancer detected. –SUSAN G. KOMEN Thanks to a new 21-gene test performed on tumors, more than 63,000 women with early-stage breast cancer may be able to safely forgo chemotherapy. – N E W E N G L A N D J O U R N A L O F M E D I C I N E OCTOBER 19, 2018 MARKS WEAR IT PINK DAY AS WELL AS NATIONAL MAMMOGRAPHY DAY, WHICH OCCURS ANNUALLY ON THE THIRD FRIDAY IN OCTOBER. 8 { fall 2018 } h o u s e c a l l s

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