BREAST CANCER AWARNESS

We’re more than halfway through October, and everywhere you look there’s pink. Pink ribbons, pink labels on products at the grocery store, and pink on NFL players’ shoes. Breast Cancer Awareness month has been associated with the color pink, and pink ribbons for decades, but how did all this…

When Ginny Petty noticed a rash on her breast, she wasn’t too concerned at first. She felt around carefully, and there was no sign of a lump. There was no history of breast cancer in her family. Probably just a heat rash, she thought. But when the rash didn’t go away, she went to her primary…

Breast cancer is something women know we should watch out for, because we know the risks. One in eight of us will get breast cancer in her lifetime. We were taught how to do a monthly self-exam to check for lumps, have the doctor check us during regular physicals, and as we get older, we sta…

Editor’s note: “Ask us: Your health matters” (formerly, “Friends, Love and...) is a semi-regular column covering health issues, especially those some folks might be too embarrassed to talk about otherwise. If you have a health-related question or something you want a little insight into when…

We’re more than halfway through October, and everywhere you look there’s pink. Pink ribbons, pink labels on products at the grocery store, and pink on NFL players’ shoes. Breast Cancer Awareness month has been associated with the color pink, and pink ribbons for decades, but how did all this…

When Ginny Petty noticed a rash on her breast, she wasn’t too concerned at first. She felt around carefully, and there was no sign of a lump. There was no history of breast cancer in her family. Probably just a heat rash, she thought. But when the rash didn’t go away, she went to her primary…

Breast cancer is something women know we should watch out for, because we know the risks. One in eight of us will get breast cancer in her lifetime. We were taught how to do a monthly self-exam to check for lumps, have the doctor check us during regular physicals, and as we get older, we sta…

When are you really supposed to start having breast exams? And how do I do it myself? I’ve heard some women have benign cysts and doctors tell them not to worry because they just have “lumpy breasts.” How can I tell if something I find myself should get checked out?

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