Use the links below to browse our complete library of articles on breast health.
Addressing your breast health concerns,
by Dixie Mills, MD. Breast health is an important concern for women of
all ages. This introduction to our breast health section is your starting point
to learning about breast health, including breast cancer and other breast problems.
Answers to our top five
breast health concerns in menopause by Dixie Mills, MD.
Women often have specific concerns about changes to their breasts that happen in
menopause. Breast health expert Dixie Mills, MD, talks about a woman’s breast
health worries in menopause.
The mystery of breast pain — and
how to solve it, by Dixie Mills, MD. Because we’ve
been taught that pain means something is wrong, most women jump to the conclusion
that it must be cancer. However, breast cancer has few warning signs, and pain is
rarely a symptom of the disease. Furthermore, there are natural steps you can take
to reduce breast pain.
The beautiful, lumpy
breast — how fibrocystic breast condition responds to changing hormones
by Dixie Mills, MD. Fibrocystic breast condition is a common, benign condition
that affects many women and can cause some to experience pain with their menstrual
cycle. Women to Women offers tips for minimizing breast pain related to fibrocystic
Breast self-exam — a good
idea, by Dixie Mills, MD. Women have been receiving mixed
messages lately about whether breast self-exams are necessary or even a good idea.
Dr. Dixie Mills explains why she recommends that women keep doing breast self-examinations.
New hope for breast
cancer prevention — 5 simple ways to create optimal breast health,
by Dixie Mills, MD. If you’re concerned about your risk of breast cancer
(who isn’t?), breast specialist Dixie Mills, MD has 5 tips to help you maintain
good breast health and lower your risk of developing cancer.
What is fibrocystic breast
condition? by Dixie Mills, MD. Women to Women offers tips
for distinguishing fibrocystic breast lumps from something more serious.
Dense breasts and
“dense mammograms” by Dixie Mills, MD. Women
with dense breasts may wonder what this means for their mammograms and their risk
of breast cancer. Women to Women’s breast health specialist Dixie Mills, MD
explains about dense breasts.
The state of breast health
in 2008 — a conversation between Marcelle Pick, NP and Dixie Mills, MD.
As far as we’ve come in the past 40 years to advance our understanding of
breast cancer prevention and treatment, we still have a ways to go. And there’s
so much more we can do to create better breast health for all women than to march
and wear pink each October. Read what two leaders in the field — breast expert
and researcher Dr. Dixie Mills, and Women to Women founder Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN
NP — have to say about the state of breast health today.
Causes of breast cancer —
the estrogen controversy, by Dixie Mills, MD. The conventional
wisdom is to blame estrogen for the high rates of breast cancer we now see. But
it’s not that simple. Learn what scientific experts know and don’t know,
and what that means for you.
Breast cancer, progestins,
and progesterone — is there a link? by Dixie Mills, MD.
Opinions abound in the news about the links drawn between synthetic progestins in
conventional HRT and breast cancer rates. Fortunately, we do know that progestins
and natural bioidentical progesterone do not have the same effects on the
breast or elsewhere in the body. In a story that bears watching as it unfolds, here’s
what you need to know about the distinctions, and how to determine the safest option
for your needs.
Mammograms — what’s best
for you? by Dixie Mills, MD. Women over 40 are usually
instructed to get an annual mammogram. But recent studies show that mammograms don’t
improve their odds of surviving breast cancer. Clearly a mammogram doesn’t
provide the protection that most women believe. And the screening itself can be
painful, even humiliating. So what’s right for you? Here’s the information
you need to make an informed decision.
Breast cancer awareness —
my perspective, by Dixie Mills, MD. Breast cancer has
increased dramatically over the last 25 years, and now often occurs in women in
their 30’s. While women are surviving longer, lifetime mortality rates haven’t
changed much. Here a renowned breast surgeon shares her real-world perspective,
her thoughts about prevention, and her hopes for the future.
Breast discharge — why it
happens and what you can do, by Dixie Mills, MD. Many
women are quite surprised to learn that discharge from the nipples is common. Fortunately,
nearly all breast discharge is benign. But discharge is also generally a sign of
an underlying imbalance on some level in your system. Our article will help you
understand what your breasts are trying to tell you.
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Last Date Modified: 05/10/2011