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Description of the Aware Pad: The Aware Breast self exam pad is a medical device, which consists of two plastic sheets with liquid sealed in between. The Aware pad clings lightly to your skin. Care and Storage: If the Aware pad becomes solid, simply rinse with warm water and let it dry.
Scientists produced dismal news last week about mammograms. After tracking 90, women for 25 years, researchers in Canada found that those who received regular mammograms did not experience fewer deaths from breast cancer or from all causes, compared with those who did not. But buried in the news was a nugget of hope: The women who did not receive regular mammograms were instead monitored with physical breast exams that proved effective.
While no single test can detect all breast cancers early, Breastcancer. Over the years, there has been some debate over just how valuable breast self-examination is in detecting breast cancer early and increasing the likelihood of survival. For example, a study of nearlywomen in Russia and China reported that breast self-examination does not have a meaningful impact on breast cancer survival rates and may even cause harm by prompting unnecessary biopsies removal and examination of suspicious tissue.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A self-exam can be the fastest, least invasive and least expensive way to catch the signs of cancer. And while we strongly encourage scheduling annual checkups with your OBGYN, breast self-exams are crucial for detecting breast cancer early.
Courtesy of Plexus Worldwide, Inc. Women have a new option to help them perform their monthly breast self-exams. Food and Drug Administration FDAis a device that increases touch sensitivity to help women better feel for lumps or abnormalities in their breasts.
As one more weapon in the fight against breast cancerHighland Park Hospital is providing a self-exam training kit free to women who request it. The kit includes a rubber minibreast model with two pea-size lumps in it to help women recognize the feel of potentially dangerous breast lumps as opposed to harmless, cyclical tissue changes. The kit includes a brochure that explains techniques and a minute videotape that demonstrates breast self-exams, including such tips as bending forward in front of mirror while hunching shoulders to check for danger signs such as unevenness or dimpling.
FDA approved and clinically shown to improve the overall effectiveness of breast self-examinations by women. Although all women are at risk, the best way to conquer this fear and stay healthy is to arm yourself with the facts, be aware of changes in your body, proactively check your breasts monthly, see a health professional each year, and seek periodic mammography. It is well documented and proven that the best chance of treating breast cancers successfully is to detect them early. That is why early detection is the best protection from the consequences of this insidious health threat.
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Regular breast cancer examination is one of the best ways to detect the disease in its earliest stages and to stop it from progressing. However, as simple as it may sound, most women are not aware of the most effective way to examine themselves. Self-exams can be effective with knowledge of what is normal and what could be a red flag, a suspicious change. The MammaCare Personal Learning Kit is a potentially life-saving, easy to learn self-exam system that can be used in the comfort of your own home to determine if there is a dangerous change in your breast that could be developing.