Are You At Risk For Lymphedema?

What is lymphedema? Lymphedema is fluid retention and tissue swelling in the arms that is caused by a compromised lymphatic system, usually from surgery or radiation. It is not fun. The arms can become swollen and painful. Treatment may include massage treatments by a specialist and the continuous wearing of a full compression sleeve. Once […]

Breast Cancer in Men

Men do get breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society Men and Breast Cancer Statistics for 2015 indicate that- • About 2,360 new cases of invasive breast cancer in men will be diagnosed • About 430 men will die from breast cancer Breast cancer is about 100 times less common among men than among […]

Alcohol Consumption and Breast Cancer Risk

Drinking large amounts of alcohol can put you at risk for cancer. According to Lakeview Health, women especially need to know about breast cancer, for which even moderate drinking can increase risk. Learn why alcohol increases the risk of breast cancer and other effects of alcohol with continued consumption. Check out the full infographic from […]