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From Perky to Painful- Tender Breasts During Perimenopause and Menopause

About one-third of women experiences tender breasts in early perimenopause. It’s ironic, isn’t it? From our “tender” preteen days, most of us couldn’t wait until that first sign of womanhood. We couldn’t wait to buy — and wear — our first training bra. Now if only we could train our breasts to not be so sore […]

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My Cousin Approached Breast Cancer with a Skier’s Mentality

For some women, the diagnosis of breast cancer is a catastrophic event. For others, like my cousin Karen, it was just an annoying blip in her extraordinarily busy life. I want to thank Karen for letting me share her story. I think women (and men) everywhere will be inspired by her attitude and her approach.

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Menopause Mondays: Your Breast Cancer and Menopause Questions Answered

No matter how much we complain about our breasts—“they bounce when I run, they are six inches lower that they used to be, the left one is bigger than the right”—we don’t want anything worse than “natural sag” to ever happen to them. They have fed our children, filled our shirts, and, let’s face it, are quite sexy.
So if you want keep your breast cancer risk from mounting into menopause (show of hands, please?), you first need to understand the connection between your age, reproductive health, menopause, and breast cancer.

Here are some detailed answers to women’s most common questions about menopause and breast cancer:

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If you want to educate your employees, colleagues, or friends about menopause, look no further!