WWHT: Wednesday's Women's Health Tips Last week we reviewed the non-modifiable risk factors associated with breast cancer. Today, lets look at those risk that we can control. Alcohol- studies show that regular alcohol consumption can increase your risk of breast cancer. Women who consume one drink per day have a small increased risk. Women who … Continue reading Breast cancer risks that we can control
Risk factors are things in life that make your chances of getting a disease greater. With all diseases, some risk factors are out of your control and some are decided by you and your lifestyle. Today let's go over the risk factors that we can not change. Aging- most women who have invasive breast cancer … Continue reading Breast Cancer Risk Factors
It is well known that there are many health disparities in America. Race is one of the unchangeable risk factors for not only getting breast cancer, but surviving it. White women have the highest incidence of breast cancer; however, they do not have the highest death rate. Below are some statistics about how breast cancer … Continue reading Breast cancer and minorities
Once a year we ladies have the pleasure of visiting the gynecologist. Some women go on their birthday every year as not to forget. While others, myself included, procrastinate until December and then cram in an appointment before the end of the year for insurance purposes. The thought of getting naked and throwing your … Continue reading 10 things to know before your OBGYN appointment
I remember being a teen and looking at the calendar on the kitchen wall where mom would keep track of appointments. I would often see mammogram & shudder. Mammograms were for mother’s, for older women. And from what she told me about them I was happy that it would be eons before I would ever … Continue reading Mammograms for everybody!
This month's Phenomenal Woman is Denise Chears, BSN, RN, IBCLC. I have the pleasure of working with Denise and witnessing first-hand how she encourages and assist new mothers in achieving one of the sweetest moments in life. Denise, I am so glad to feature you on WWHT! Tell me how long you've been a nurse … Continue reading Phenomenal Woman Denise Chears, BSN, RN, IBCLC
When is the last time you had a nice plate of (insert favorite meal here) and you plopped down on the toilet to eat it? NEVER?? Okay, how about this? When it the last time you warmed up your children’s chicken nuggets and mac n cheese, shooed them into the bathroom, closed the door and … Continue reading Breastfeeding in public
Have you ever noticed that your breast feel lumpy or tender? A common reason that women come to their OBGYN is because they feel something different in their breast and are concerned. If you do notice something different in your breast you should visit your health care provider so that she can rule out … Continue reading Fibrocystic breasts