For any young woman, a mastectomy is hard to face. It affects body image, intimate relationships, and it makes the threat of cancer so much more real. Yet young women do sometimes have to choose this life-saving surgical option.
E! News host Giuliana Rancich has already had a double lumpectomy, but next week she will be back in surgery. I can remember how the same news hit me - my surgeon did his best, but the tumor had scattered beyond the margins. What's next? A mastectomy, just to make sure all the cancer is gone.
It may start as a twinge, an ache, or a stabbing pain - but no matter how it starts, if breast pain persists, you should make an appointment and get it checked by a professional. Here's how to prepare.
Yarn bombers in Austin, Texas had a big project this year for breast cancer awareness. It took many miles of pink yarn, flocks of knitters, and a willing model. Their model was Maria - who wears a size of bra you won't find in any boutique - and made her a custom bra with a really big pink ribbon. See the Biggest. Pink. Bra. Ever.
Breast pain can be very frustrating. You can't always locate the source of the pain and you don't always know what to do for relief. Here are some causes of sharp pain, ways the trouble is diagnosed and treated, as well as some simple home remedies.