Breast Health

My Personal Experience with Finding a Lump in My Breast

Posted: 
October 2019

In the fall of 2018, I had some discomfort in my right breast that lasted for a few weeks. As a women’s health care provider, I know that routine self-breast exams are not recommended for breast cancer screening in women with average risk. But I also know my body – and something felt off.

Breast Cancer Statistics You Should Know [Infographic]

Posted: 
October 2017

Use our infographic to get to know vital breast cancer statistics for a better understanding of the disease and how you can protect yourself.

4 Ways to Help Loved Ones Cope with the Emotional Effects of Breast Cancer

Posted: 
October 2017

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re exploring four specific – and simple – ways you can help a friend or family member cope with the emotional effects of breast cancer.

Maintaining Your Breast Health at Every Stage of Your Life

Posted: 
August 2016

Your breasts are an important piece of you, and it’s essential to keep them healthy at every stage of your life.

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Healing Guide

Posted: 
August 2016

Overcoming breast cancer can be the biggest victory of your life. But while the cancer may have gone, the physical and emotional scars remain. 

5 Breast Health Tips

Posted: 
July 2016

Did you know there's more to breast health than self-exams and mammograms? Reduce your risk of breast cancer and keep the girls as healthy as possible with these easy breast health tips. 

Mammogram Guidelines

Posted: 
July 2016

Mammography can save lives. While it isn’t a perfect tool, its detection capabilities are responsible for reducing breast cancer mortality by 1/3 in the US since 1990.

Certified Nurse-Midwives: Offering More Than Just Labor and Delivery Care

Posted: 
April 2014

Midwives have evolved their services and practices from the days of old. Today, certified nurse-midwives like Cindy Stippich, CNM, MSN, APNP at Beaver Dam Women's Health, provide well-woman care for preteen girls to postmenopausal women. Certified nurse-midwives offer everything that a physician does for patients except for a surgical approach, and typically provide one-on-one care in many areas of women's healthcare, including physical exams, pap smears, breast exams, menstruation and birth control counseling, hormonal care, and care throughout all stages of pregnancy.

Where to Get a Mammogram and Busting Myths About Your Bust

Posted: 
August 2013

Do you know where to get a mammogram? If you’ve posed that question over lunch with your girlfriends, you likely sparked a choir of groans as memories of a cold metallic platform squishing ‘the ladies’ are brought to mind. But, as we all know, it’s a small price to pay for early detection of cancer (and is it really that bad)? This blog post will unravel some of the myths about why and where to get a mammogram.

Breast Health - The Controversy of Self Breast Exams & Mammograms and What You Should Do

Posted: 
October 2012

Recommendations for routine breast health differ greatly, which means knowing what to do can be very confusing for you. Even the most respected women's health sources still debate the guidelines of preventative breast health, today. In line with the American Cancer Society, we've created a list of our own recommendations on two of the most highly debated topics.

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