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Breast Cancer and Family History: Am I at Risk?

Breast Cancer and Family History: Am I at Risk?

If there's a history of breast cancer in your family, how worried should you be? One of the major risk factors of breast cancer is a family history of the disease. If you have a mother, daughter, or sister who …

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How Do I Prepare for a Mammogram?

How Do I Prepare for a Mammogram?

Arrive well prepared for your first mammogram. Getting nervous about your first mammogram? A little knowledge and preparation can calm those worries and help you get ready for the big day. Here's what you should know and do as you …

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3 Reasons to Get a Mammogram

3 Reasons to Get a Mammogram

There are many good reasons to get a mammogram. It's easy to put off your mammogram. If you aren't experiencing any symptoms and you don't have any reason to worry, you may end up delaying your mammogram yet another month. …

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Breast Cancer 101

Breast Cancer 101

According to the American Cancer Society, a woman’s chance of developing invasive breast cancer is approximately 1 in 8, and the chance that she’ll die from the disease approximately 1 in 35. These alarming numbers prompt many women to learn …

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How Hormonal Suppression Works

How Hormonal Suppression Works

Hormonal suppression is the blocking of certain hormones—commonly estrogen and testosterone—in order to slow the growth of some cancers. Also sometimes referred to as hormone therapy, androgen deprivation therapy or androgen suppression therapy, this method of treatment is sometimes used …

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