Breast Cancer

One in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. If you or someone you love have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, here is everything you need to know, from how to cope with your diagnosis, to how to understand all your treatment options, to inspiring patient stories.

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What It's Like to Get Breast Cancer Treatment During the Pandemic

Having cancer during the coronavirus pandemic can be scary and isolating. A breast cancer survivor is documenting her treatments on social media to build a virtual support system for those going through it.

The Lump in My Breast Was Growing—but My Doctor Kept Dismissing the Possibility That It Was Cancer

"Cancer doesn't grow like that," Elizabeth Vines' doctor told her after she went to see him about the rapidly growing lump in her breast. Two months later, she learned she had stage 3 breast cancer at age 35.

20 Things You Need to Know About Your Nipples

Your nipples deliver milk to a baby, boost sexual pleasure, and can tip you off to serious health issues, such as breast cancer. Here's the nipple health info all women need to know—plus some fascinating facts about nipple hair, nipple piercings, and the elusive nipple orgasm.

11 Reasons Your Breasts and Nipples Are Itchy

Crazy-intense breast and nipple itching is a lot more common than you'd think. From pregnancy to your period to your showering habits to more serious concerns like breast cancer, we've put together a list of the top health issues that leave you scratching your chest—plus how to end the itchiness.

5 Myths and Facts About Sagging Breasts

Take this true-or-false quiz to see just how much you know about what does (and doesn't) cause your dynamic duo to droop.

20 Things to Know About DCIS, or ‘Stage 0’ Breast Cancer

Ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, is a confusing and controversial diagnosis often referred to as stage 0 breast cancer. Here’s what you need to know about prognosis, treatment, and the latest DCIS research.

12 Reasons Your Boobs Hurt

Aching breasts are often nothing to worry about. But everything from your period to your workouts to your meds could be causing your pain. Here's what you should know–and when to talk to a doctor.

6 Causes of Lumps That Aren't Breast Cancer

It's probably not cancer–but that doesn't mean you can ignore a lump in your breast.

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