Tag: breast exam
My left boob is a lot bigger than my right. It looks weird. Is that normal? Will it even out?Updated 9 September 2022 under Ask Us.
Thank you for your question! Yes, this is totally normal. Breast/chest tissue takes around 3-5 years to develop from the first time you notice growth. During those years, it’s common […]Read more »
I have a lump in my left breast on the outside edge near my armpit. It’s the size of a marble but feels kind of like a ball of string and hurts slightly to touch. It’s been there a few months and gets worse with my period. Should I be concerned?Updated 5 August 2022 under Ask Us.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us. If you are concerned about a lump or other change in the way your breasts feel, and especially if you are […]Read more »
Breast Health: Breast Self-Exam and Cancer RisksUpdated 21 December 2021 under Health Guides.
How do I take care of my breasts? Like so many topics in health care, there’s controversy on how helpful breast self-exams are in finding cancers. Regardless, it’s great to […]Read more »
Breast Health: General InformationUpdated 21 December 2021 under Health Guides.
Women’s breasts come in many shapes and sizes. There is no perfect shape or size for breasts. Normal breasts can be large or small, smooth or lumpy, and light or […]Read more »
My grandma on my dad’s side had breast cancer (she’s fine now). Is there any chance of me getting breast cancer?Updated 17 January 2014 under Ask Us.
Breast cancer among teens is very low, but having a positive family history on either your mother or father’s side puts you and other females in your family at a […]Read more »
Is it true that having lumps on the breast is a sign of breast cancer?Updated 22 January 2014 under Ask Us.
A breast lump can be concerning, but most breast lumps that teens have are not caused by cancer but rather from normal changes that happen during development. If you find […]Read more »
Yearly Check-upUpdated 27 June 2019 under Health Guides.
It’s time for your yearly check-up (sometimes called annual exam). It might seem strange to visit your primary care provider (PCP) when you’re not sick, but having a yearly check-up […]Read more »