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How Do You Do A Mammogram On Aa Breasts
A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more
Breast self-exam: This site will teach you how to do a breast self- exam. http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-self-exam. ...Read more
Ask : When you make your appointment ask what the procedure is at the facility you are planning to use. Many will give you an initial impression before you leave. Most will send you a letter with the results and recommendations for future studies. If you are not satisfied with what you are told, look for another facility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Monthly: After your monthly period, divide the each breast into 4 quadrants while lying down and using the palmer surfaces of 3 fingers circularly check each quadrant and finally the nipple area. If there is doubt about a "lump", jump in the shower and soap your breasts. Most times, fibrocystic "lumps" disappear and the "real meal deal" stands out. See a md if you are unsure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it recommended to do a self breast exam while pregnant and/or nursing? My breasts are going through changes so i don't know what to look for.
It depends: If the cancer is large relative to the size of your breast, it may require a mastectomy instead of a lumpectomy. Depending on the type of breast cancer, if you have a large tumor and it is fast-growing, you may be a good candidate for IV or oral therapy prior to surgery to shrink down the tumor. You would need to see a Surgical or Medical Oncologist to see if this is an option for you. ...Read more
What to do if I do not know what to expect on my first visit. I will be 10 weeks. will they do a transvaginal ultrasound. if they don't, should I ask?
What to do if i want to find a depression support group in my area. How do I go about finding one?
psych.: Best resource is your local mental health center and yellow pages. ...Read more
Need Consultation: Generally speaking, breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations performed. Of course, every patient's case should be individualized; benefit versus risk ratios should be considered. Educate yourself about the potential risks/complications associated with the procedure. Choose your plastic surgeon carefully; ask to see lots of examples of his/her work. Best. ...Read more
When do you get regular mammograms? Breast cancer does not run in my family, but i want to make sure i'm doing everything to stay in good health. At what age do you recommend women start getting mammograms?
Currently, : Currently, at our institution we recommend that a woman with no risk factors begin yearly screening mammography at age 40. However, the recommendation for beginning screening mammography has become more controversial due to the recently published recommendations by the us preventative services task force which recommends screening mammography for women age 50 to 74 years. A rationale behind this recommendation is that screening mammography in women age 40 - 49 years results in more false positive results with comparatively few cancers detected. Currently, both the american college of radiology and the american cancer society recommend yearly screening beginning at 40 years of age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have uneven breasts do you think i can use a breast enhancement pump on the smaller breast to make it bigger? Would it work
BRAVA system - uni: Unilateral use of the BRAVA system could be possible done. Go to the Brava website to find a local MD user. ...Read more
Go ahead & ask the: trainer for tips. For flatter abdomen eat healthy & get physically active. Calories burned > calories consumed. To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: A good test can be self exams daily and seeing a physician if there are questions. A diagnostic mammogram should be done at a certain age (depends on family and personal history). A ultrasound should be done for suspicious masses, this may lead to a biopsy or a mri. See your primary physician for more details. ...Read more
What to do if i know there is a way to do a self breast exam to check for cancer, how do I do it?
No simple solution: This will depend on the condition of your skin and muscles as well as the amount of localized fat. Diet and exercise are very important. I believe that core strengthening possibly using interval training is best. Excessive crunches performed improperly may create a bulging stomach appearance. Weight loss will likely be associated with decrease breast size. Natural breast augmentation is one option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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