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Womens' health breast test
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Why does the areola become darker during pregnancy?
so the baby can see it
What are breasts made up of?
Fat, breast tissue, nerves, veins, arteries, and connective tissue
What does Prolactin do for breastfeeding?
Prolactin causes your areola to take nutrients from your blood supply and turn them into breast milk
What does oxytocin do for breastfeeding?
Oxytocin causes the contraction and ejection of the milk
Name two benefits of breastfeeding
free, fights of disease
Name two benefits of formula feeding
convenient, babies eat less often
Why do men not develop their milk ducts in their breasts?
High testosterone/low estrogen stop development in men during puberty
What contributes to breast size and breast growth during puberty
During puberty hormones make the breasts grow, Lactiferous ducts stretch out (each duct has opening at nipple), breast tissue remains inactive until pregnant
Name one common myth about breast size
Massaging breasts can affect size
3 signs of breast cancer
Increase in size or change in the shape of the boob, General pain in the breast, Lumps or nodes felt on or inside of the breast
when it comes to breast density, which is more dense: fat or connective tissue? Which makes you more likely to get breast cancer?
Know the differences between a clinical breast exam, a breast MRI, and a mammography
-physical exam done by a health care provider
-magnetic fields to create an image of the breast. Breast MRI is more invasive than mammography
-using low-energy X-rays to examine the human breast for diagnosis and screening
What is the most effective screening tool used today for breast cancer?
When should you start getting mammograms?
What are some drawbacks to mammograms?
Over diagnoses, over treatment
What does TNM stand for when classifying the stage of breast cancer?
tumor size, lymph nodes, metastasis
What are the four treatment options?
mastectomy, lumpectomy, chemo, radiation
Why would they use chemotherapy before surgery?
It is used to shrink or kill the cancer cells
Why would they use chemotherapy after surgery?
after breast surgery to kill off any remain cancer cell or to shrink it before surgery
How do you do a self-breast check? (the three ways)
In the shower: Raise the arm and use the other hand to feel for lumps
In front of mirror: Check for swelling or dimpled skin with arms on the side and on hips
Lying down: place pillow under shoulder and use opposite hand to check for lumps, pain, or dimpling
Why don't you want to do a self-breast check too close to your period?
Your hormones are wild so they make your breasts weird
not harmful, not malignant
very infectious, cancerous
spreads to other parts of the body
abnormal increase in volume of a tissue or organ by growth of new cells
closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure
abnormal growth of tissue
surgical removal of breast
surgical removal of tumor without removing much of the surrounding tissue
treatment using x-rays
treatment of disease through use of chemicals
x-ray procedure used to diagnose tumors on the breasts
abnormal and uncontrolled division of cells
a cancer causing agent
small, bean shaped bodies, defending against infection through production of antibodies
physician specialized in study/treatment of neoplastic disease such as cancer
series of surgical procedures to recreate breast
removal of tissue from the body
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