Age and family history can play a role in the development of breast cancer in women. Unfortunately, these risk factors are unavoidable. The good news is, modifiable risk factors exist -- including maintaining a healthy weight and a regular exercise program.
Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times of a woman’s life. Although receiving a cancer diagnosis during this period of time is rare, it can, unfortunately, still happen. It is important for women to remain educated on cancer and how it relates to pregnancy.
Parabens are preservatives used in some sunscreens and also in a variety of cosmetic products. Preservatives are used in products to prevent growth of microorganisms that can cause infection, much like preservatives used in food.
Most people know that mammography is the primary method used for the detection of breast cancer, but what if your doctor recommends MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging? When is breast MRI necessary? How is it different from mammography?