breast health: what you should know

Breast health can be very complex, as we have all learned over recent years. The risk of breast cancer has been associated with a wide range of factors from diet and genetics, to stress and dense breasts, to drugs, including birth control pills and HRT.

Good breast health encompasses other issues beyond cancer, and often, women get conflicting advice about what’s best. That doesn’t help.

As women, we know that breast health is extremely personal for each of us. We have a multi-faceted relationship with our breasts, beginning when we are just girls and evolving as we move through our lives. From breastfeeding, to sex, to appearance, our breasts are often an integral part of our identity.

But at some point, we begin to worry since we all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. Each woman has her own story when it comes to breast health, depending on family history, lifestyle habits and patterns, and the variety of environments she’s been exposed to.

We’re here to help you understand the risk factors that matter to you, both the ones you can control, and those you can’t. Since information is power, we want to guide you to support breast health, but also to help you worry less.

Taking care of yourself is essential to breast health at every stage of your life. So let’s take this one step at a time and get started today.

Featured articles on breast health


The mystery of breast pain

Created by Women’s Health Network

What to do when you find a breast lump

Created by Women’s Health Network

Mammograms — what’s best for you?

Created by Women’s Health Network

Breast discharge — why it happens and what you can do

Created by Women’s Health Network


See more articles on breast health

Do I have to take Tamoxifen? Tamoxifen has been in use for over 30 years as a selective estrogen receptor modulator, or SERM, which is a drug that prevents breast cancer in high risk women.


Feel your
best every day