It’s happened to us all. You stare into the mirror in horror at a tiny stray hair sprouting from your nipple. A suspicious bump on the underside of your breast. Maybe one hangs differently than the other or is another size. Is there something wrong with you? The answer is no. These variances are normal for everyone and are usually nothing to be worried about, and certainty nothing to be embarrassed to bring up with your doctor. (They’ve heard it all, rest assured). If you still need a pep talk or a little reassurance before making an appointment through HealthLynked, read on for the top breast questions on the minds of Oohvie users.
In America, the risk of the average woman developing breast cancer is 13% in her lifetime. It is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women (American Cancer Society, 2019). While breast cancer does affect men, the impact of breast cancer on women cannot be understated. As part of the HealthLynked mission to bring medical care, resources, and education to all, read on for what you need to know as you elevate your breast cancer awareness.