Breasts come in all shapes and sizes and will change from adolescence to menopause. Breast lumps, cysts, mastitis and painful breasts can occur in many women. Knowing what is normal, how to conduct a breast check and when to see your doctor if you are worried about changes to your breasts is important. Many organisations have information on breast cancer but in these pages you will also find information on breast cancer and menopause, as well as breast cancer and osteoporosis.
About your breasts
Breasts come in all shapes and sizes and will change from adolescence to menopause. Knowing what is normal and when to see your doctor if you are worried about changes to your breasts is discussed.
Common breast conditions
Breast lumps, cysts, mastitis, painful breasts can occur in many women. It is helpful to know what causes these changes, when they occur and what treatments are available, particularly how to relieve breast pain.
Being familiar with the look and feel of your breasts makes it easier to notice when any changes occur. What to do, what to look for when you conduct a breast check and when to have a mammogram is important for every woman to know.
Breastfeeding is one of the main functions of women’s breasts. Sometimes things can go wrong when you are breastfeeding like mastitis, changes to your libido and emotions. Helpful information is provided on what to do when you experience difficulties associated with breastfeeding.
A great deal of information exists about breast cancer. Breast cancer and menopause, breast cancer and osteoporosis, as well as breast cancer, depression and anxiety are discussed.
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