MYTHS die hard. Now the bras are off in earnest. Members of Femen have staged around a hundred topless demonstrations since the group started in Ukraine inprotesting against sex tourism.
Both assessment methods were equally accurate in predicting both the risk of cancer detected through mammography screening and the risk of interval invasive cancer — that is, cancer diagnosed within a year of a negative mammography result. Both methods predicted interval cancer more strongly than screen-detected cancer. Another important result of the study was that both automated and clinical breast density assessment methods were equally accurate at predicting both screen-detected and interval cancers when breast density was assessed within five years of cancer diagnosis.
For a significant amount of people, having large breasts isn't all fun and games. Carrying an extra few pounds around can cause all sorts of problems, from shoulder grooving, to back and neck pain, and even sweating and rashes. But breast reduction surgeryalthough quite common, is often misunderstood.
Why are my breasts different sizes? Is there anything I can do about it? If you have just started developing breasts, one breast may grow more quickly than the other.
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.
Knowledge of one's fibroglandular breast density is important, because high density increases the risk of cancer and decreases the accuracy of mammograms. A comparision of a small breast cancer found in a patient without dense breast tissue leftand a tumor found in a woman with dense fibroglandular tissue. SecondLook Premier software from iCAD marks potential mass oval and calcifications rectangle on left breast with dense tissue.
She has them, he has them, some have more than one pair of them — the nipple is a wondrous thing. How we feel about our bodies and all its working parts can be loaded, but perhaps no body part elicits quite as much mixed emotion as the breast — for both men and women. And yet, nipples are as individual as we are, with all kinds of surprising quirks up their sleeve. So do yourself a little favor and get to know your nips more — even the smallest detail could be a conversation starter about health, or pleasure.
But where does the humble breast self-exam fit into this picture? Should women still perform BSEs on themselves? Heidi Trott, a nurse practitioner and three-time breast cancer survivor who counsels newly diagnosed patients, said SCCA encourages breast self-exam but that breast self-awareness is even better.