The latest on mammograms

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, we want to encourage you to make breast health a priority all year long. Early detection is key in fighting breast cancer, which is why we asked Dr. Deb Krahl to weigh in on some of patients’ most common questions when it comes to their breasts.

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Considering a Breast Reduction Procedure?

Large breasts can lead to severe neck pain and back pain, rashes on the skin, uncomfortable grooves in the shoulders and chest from bras, and difficulty sleeping, not to mention self-confidence issues. To relieve discomfort and create better proportion in the body, many women turn to breast reduction surgery, where excess fat, skin and tissue are surgically removed from the breasts.

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Common Questions About Breast Health

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to answer some of your most pressing questions about breast health.

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Getting Your First Mammogram

Let’s face it: Few women are excited about having their first mammogram (or even their second, third or tenth one). However, for most women, a mammogram, or X-ray of the breast, is the best way to detect breast cancer as early as possible, since it can detect lumps so small that they can’t be felt.

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Ask Sofia: Why Do I Need an Annual Mammogram?

Most organizations today – including Clinic Sofia – encourage women to receive an annual mammogram starting at age 40. We are always happy to discuss the benefits and risks of an annual screening – the best tool for detecting breast abnormalities – as well as the procedure itself.

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Lower Your Risk for Breast Cancer

While you can’t alter your genetics, your age and the simple fact that you’re a woman, there are many risk factors for breast factor that you can influence with a healthy lifestyle and healthy habits. During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Clinic Sofia shares five steps to being your healthiest self.

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Ask Sofia: Should I Get Tested for the BRCA Gene?

When Angelina Jolie revealed her decision to have a double mastectomy because she carries a mutation in a gene called BRCA1, more women began to ask this same question.  BRCA1 and BRCA2 are tumor-suppressing genes, and mutations in these genes have been linked to an increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Yet only five […]

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Questions You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask Your Doctor

At Clinic Sofia, we hope that there are no questions you’re too embarrassed to ask us—that’s what we’re here for! We are your advocate and are happy to discuss any questions and concerns you have. With that said, following are five questions (and answers) that some women are hesitant to ask. Is painful sex normal? […]

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Breast Self-Exams

you are familiar with your breasts – how they feel, how they look, how they react – then you are more likely to notice if something changes or goes awry. You are the best expert on your body, and self-exams only take a few minutes to perform.

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Common Breast Concerns

Breasts offer function, shape and beauty, but along with those can also come tenderness, discharge, lumps, soreness and, of course, sagging.

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Anatomy of the Breast

How well do you really know your breasts? You’re probably familiar with the nipple and areola, but breasts also consist of fat, connective tissue, lobes, lymph nodes and more. If yours will be covered in turtlenecks, jackets and scarves for months to come, there’s no better time than now to learn how they function on the inside as well as look on the outside.

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