Regular self-exam of your breasts help you to know what your body feels like. Knowing YOUR normal helps you to know if your normal changes. Make an appointment at Women's Health Specialists for an initial clinical breast exam, and get reassurance from your clinician on how your breasts are supposed to feel!
Breasts play many roles women's lives. They give women their unique shapes. They provide sexual pleasure.
Awareness about breast health is critical for women of any age. Learn what to expect from your mammogram and why it's a critical tool in the fight against breast cancer. We offer a comprehensive approach for all your breast health needs, from screening and diagnosis to treatment and follow-up support.
By Judy A. Tjoe, MDJanuary 26, We hear a lot about breast cancer. About one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
Through face to face and telephone consultations we provide information, education and support from initial diagnosis, pre and post surgery and in preparation for referral to the Vancouver Island Cancer Centre for adjuvant therapies. We contact all breast cancer patients who will be having surgery in Victoria. We also have a second hand Prosthetic Bank available for patients with insufficient funds or coverage for breast prosthesis.
Prevention and early diagnosis are paramount in the Sutter Health network. Our breast health services help women reduce their risk for breast cancer and detect the smallest tumors when they are most easily treated. We provide advanced screening and diagnostic technologies, as well as genetic counseling and testing.
Finding breast cancer early is the main goal of routine breast care. That's why it's so important to follow this plan for preventive care. Finding problems early gives you the best chance of successful treatment.
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Breast cancer often happens in women with no risk factors, but you can help yourself by adopting the following habits all year long for optimum breast health: observe, self-examine, screen. Although most lifestyle factors influence risk of breast cancer only to a minor extent, here are some tips to keep your breasts and your body healthy. Early detection saves lives.
Breast health begins with a sense of what's normal for your breasts breast awareness. To promote breast health, consider doing regular breast self-exams. With practice, you'll discover how your breasts vary in sensitivity and texture at different times during your menstrual cycle. For many women, breast health includes concerns about breast lumps, breast pain or nipple discharge.