Breast Asymmetry (having different size breasts) is not unusual for women and is often addressed with a padded bra or breast prosthesis. Sometimes this occurs naturally and may become more pronounced later in life. Slight differences in breast size can usually be managed by wearing a padded bra. If the bra has removable padding, the padding can be removed on the fuller breast side and left in place for the smaller breast side.
What is a lumpectomy? It is a type of surgery used to confirm or rule out breast cancer and is actually the most common form of breast cancer surgery performed today. Here, you can learn more about this type of surgery.
Can men get breast cancer? Yes, they can because they have breast tissue. The duct cells inside of their breasts are less developed, so their risk of developing a malignant tumor is lower than a woman’s, but they are not risk free. Here, you can learn about the risk factors, the types of breast cancer that men get and the symptoms of each type.
Lymphedema is a condition that results from impaired flow of the lymphatic system. Symptoms of lymphedema include swelling in one or more extremities. The swelling may range from mild to severe and disfiguring.
Primary lymphedema is present at birth; secondary lymphedema develops as a result of damage to or dysfunction of the lymphatic system.
Breast cancer treatment is the most common cause of lymphedema in the U.S. While there is no cure for lymphedema, compression treatments and physical therapy may help reduce the swelling and discomfort.