Breasts: 31 Things Every Woman Should Know (Part 3)

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The health of a woman’s breasts is vastly important to her well-being and self-image, as we have showed you with the first 15 things that every woman should know about her breasts in parts one and two. We have returned once again with our part three article, featuring the next eight things that you should know about your girls! Read on to find out everything there is to know, you might be missing out on something!

Number Sixteen: Taking Action

Thanks to President Clinton, health plans that cover mastectomy surgeries cover the costs of breast reconstruction as well. This is set forth by the 1998 Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act that he signed.

Number Fifteen: Treatment

Treatment plans are designed for patients of this condition based on the stage of the cancer. This range includes anywhere from pre-cancer to metastatic cancer, which has spread to other areas. Based on the tumor size, penetration levels, organ proximity, and occurrence of lymph nodes, radiographic studies can indicate the proper action for treatment.

Number Fourteen: Critical Info

At the approaching age of forty, the chances of developing breast cancer jumps to a horrifying high. At this age, professionals recommend that 98% of all women should be receiving at least one mammogram per year.

Number Thirteen: Important Stages

The further along the size of the tumor has become, the more likely it is to spread, and the harder it is to treat. This is why early detection is so significant. Stages range from tumors two centimeters in diameter (Stage I), to tumors that have spread throughout the body (Stage IV).

Number Twelve: Different Types

There are a variety of natures that breast cancer may appear in. Because it differs so greatly, it can be difficult to decide which treatment option is right for you without the aid of extensive tests. One cure will not work for every type of cancer.

Number Eleven: Polythelia

Polythelia is the medical condition of having more than the average number of two nipples, though they are commonly confused to be moles. This condition is actually much more common in men, occurring in roughly one in every 18 males. In women, it occurs in as little as one woman in every 50.

Number Ten: Lumpectomies

Lumpectomies are possible in early stages of cancer to replace mastectomies. Unlike the major procedure which removes the whole breast, lumpectomies only remove the necessary affected portion of the breast.

Number Nine: Breasts – No Correlation

Studies have shown evidence that anyone can be diagnosed with breast cancer, regardless of their family history. In fact, in about 85% of cases, affected women have no history of the condition in their bloodline. However, it is extremely likely to be inherited once it appears in the bloodline. Don’t forget to return for our final article, part four, to discover the top eight facts that every woman should know about her breasts!

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