November 2010

Implants are OK

Having breast implants does not impact your risk for getting breast cancer.

http://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/planning/ask_expert/2006_09/question_15

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BC Gene is not a sure thing

Those with the “breast cancer gene” won’t always get breast cancer.

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Feel your armpits

Because lymph nodes are in your armpit, you should include it as part of your self-exam.

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Talking is OK

Some women think it’s bad karma to talk about breast cancer. In fact, not talking about it, or avoiding a doctor hoping a symptom that’s been around for a while will disappear only avoids treatment. When breast cancer is found at early stages, cure rates exceed 95%!

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Some leaks are OK

It’s natural for some breasts to leak. Unusual fluid or discharge though should be checked by a doctor.

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