Kirk, CEO of the support and advocacy group, Y-ME National Breast
Just minutes after rocker Melissa Etheridge posted notice on her Web site October 8 that she was being treated for breast
cancer, her message board was bombarded with hundreds of supportive notes from fans.
He shows how the history of breast
cancer treatment was for many centuries embedded in Galenic humoral of "black bile"--theories which resulted in the rejection of surgical intervention and the use of a variety of ineffective herbal concoctions.
Recently, research has demoted BSE from its place in the early detection trinity, which also includes annual mammography screenings starting at age 40 and annual breast
exams performed by a doctor.
Modern mammography has only existed since 1969 when the first x-ray machines used just for breast
imaging were available.
milk is unique as a matrix for biomonitoring because, in addition to serving as a matrix for the many uses of biomonitoring, it also serves as a food source for a segment of the human population; thus, the analyses of breast
milk for environmental chemicals as well as for nutrients are of wide scientific interest.
implant procedures can be performed on an outpatient (not hospitalized) basis or at a hospital.
Dutch 17th century art portrayed a new attitude toward breasts
in the domestic realm of the home.
For women--one in eight of whom face the prospect of developing breast
cancer--visits to the doctor often lead to questions about birth control and sexuality.
What's a woman's real chance of suffering breast
Are there any changes from last month in how your breasts
Surgeons strove to preserve as much as possible of even diseased breasts
, opting for lumpectomies whenever they could; general practitioners sometimes steered the small-breasted
Public health officials recommend monthly self-examination of the breasts
for all women and annual mammograms for women over 50; the need for yearly mammograms between ages 40 and 49 remains controversial.
Some of the distinguishing features of the Aurora System include: 1) coverage of both breasts
, the chest wall and bilateral auxiliary lymph nodes; 2) a patient-handling table that provides patient comfort and procedural utility; 3) a fully integrated Interventional System for MRI guided biopsies and localization.
Ellen Parker * has always taken pride in her breasts