By Stephanie Linning for MailOnline. A woman who was diagnosed with cancer after she found a lump in her breast has taken to Facebook to urge other women to check themselves while lying down. She said 'many websites' advised women to check their breasts in the shower but that she would have missed her own cancer if she relied on this method.
At the cultural scenario level a discourse on sexuality that includes definitions of sexual attractiveness and sexuality was highlighted. The interpersonal scripts level focused on the communication regarding sexuality established with the partner and with healthcare professionals category; and at the subjectivity scripts level the reports of improvement, deterioration and no change in the sexual life after cancer were analyzed. Breast cancer is configured as a worldwide public health problem.
Being diagnosed with breast cancer and having treatment will almost certainly affect how you feel about sex and intimate relationships. How breast cancer affects you sexually will be unique to you, but these pages may offer useful tips and information. Or you may be worried about starting a relationship in the future.
A breast scan is an imaging test to look at your breasts. It is used when a mammogram has not given your healthcare provider enough information. A breast scan is a type of nuclear imaging test. This means that a tiny amount of a radioactive matter is used during the scan.
A worried mother brings her 11 year old daughter to a clinic complaining that she has noticed a hard lump behind her one nipple. There is nothing abnormal to be felt on the other side. A woman of 22 years of age complains of painful breasts every month before her period.
One in eight women will face breast cancer in her lifetime. When you take charge of your health, you help doctors detect cancer more quickly, and therefore, allow for a more successful treatment plan. Learn how you can start performing a monthly self-breast exam at home for breast cancer prevention and detection.
Earlier this week, a government panel came down hard against breast self-exams. The thinking is that women shouldn't bother doing them because there's no evidence that checking your breasts on your own increases breast-cancer survival rates. Also, they can create a lot of false positives and anxiety.
I was raised in the '90s, during the first great wave of public breast cancer awareness campaigns. Though I'm amazingly lucky that no one close to me has ever developed the disease, it's always been on my radar. My childhood memories are dotted with breast cancer education and outreach efforts — charity walk-a-thons festooned with pink streamers, brochures advising how to administer self-examsand of course, those pink foil lids on your yogurt that you were supposed to do something or other with. One day, in a middle school health class, we seventh grade girls were even given palm-sized, clear rubber boobs, with a tiny tumor embedded in the back, to make us more comfortable with breast self-exams when the day came.
This breast self-examination procedure is different from previous recommendations. These changes represent an extensive review of the medical literature and input from an expert advisory group. Source: Breast Cancer.
A charity has come up with an eye-catching way of raising breast cancer awareness among women - using topless male models. Rethink Breast Cancer has created a free smartphone app, called 'Your Man Reminder' that lets users pick one of a bevy of 'hot guys' to tell them to regularly check their breasts. A tongue-in-cheek advert screened on YouTube to promote the app has garnered more than two million hits in a few months.