Lumps, pain, and other abnormalities affect most of us at one time or another. Below are the top five breast concerns that patients ask me about. Yes, they can be indications of breast cancer, but also many other non-cancerous conditions.
Breast development happens in certain stages during a woman's life: first before birth, again at puberty, and later during the childbearing years. This starts with a thickening in the chest area called the mammary ridge or milk line. By the time a baby girl is born, nipples and the beginnings of the milk-duct system have formed.
If you are a human with breasts, then you've probably wondered if your boobs are normal and healthy. I bet you've worried about their size, how even they are or aren'tas well as how much they stick out or hang down. And that's OK.
We respect your privacy. Ditch the pink this October and spread breast-cancer awareness with these 31 facts about breasts. This equates to about 3 lbs total or 1. In most women, the left breast is usually slightly larger than the right.
Normal breast tissue often feels nodular lumpy and varies in consistency from woman to woman. Even within each individual woman, the texture of breast tissue varies at different times in her menstrual cycle, and from time to time during her life. Understanding the normal anatomy of the breast will help you to become familiar with the normal feel of your own breast, and to gain confidence in your ability to do BSE correctly; you will be able to distinguish between suspicious new lumps and ordinary breast tissue that sometimes feels lumpy.
The quintessential embodiment of female sexuality, breasts have fascinated and mystified since the beginning of time. From the biology that makes breasts, and breast-feeding, possible, and the odd boob changes that occur with motherhood to historical perceptions of the hourglass shape, LiveScience the art and science of breasts. Women have strapped down their breasts with fabric bands or boosted their cleavage with body-shaping corsets for centuries, depending on current fashions.
In fact, boob variation is pretty typical from woman to woman. Some women just have lumpy breasts. Therese Bartholomew Bevers, M.
They create an unflattering comparison but also an unobtainable ideal. I wanted to rehumanise women through honest photography. Dodsworth interviewed each woman at length, starting by asking them how they felt about their breasts. The interviews soon became more emotional than she anticipated.