Good news for those of you who are dying to know how you ended up with the breasts you did: A new study has found seven genetic markers that are linked with breast size in women. It has long been known that breast size was in part passed down through families, but this research is the first to locate the specific genetic factors that are associated with variations in lady bumps. While this is sort of interesting by itself because, hey, boobs! What is really relevant is that two of the factors that are associated with breast size have also previously been tied to an increased risk for breast cancer. This suggests, according to Nicholas Eriksson who led the research which was done by genetics testing company 23andMe , that some of the same pathways that govern breast growth are also involved in breast cancer development. Previous research has found a connection between breast density and cancer risk, and there have also been a few studies that have found a link between larger breasts in lean women and breast cancer.
Your hormones throw off your emotional mojo, your breasts are growing, and all of the sudden, hair is everywhere. And thanks to mom, sex ed, or your doctor, you may be well informed about the basics of hair growth during puberty. Is this normal? Or what if your hair down there begins creeping up your navel? You might still have a lot of questions that you find too embarrassing to bring up with an adult. So, to help, we did the asking for you.
One in every eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Mammograms continue to be the most effective screening exam for breast cancer. The goal of the Saint Agnes Breast Center is to have women aged 40 and over be educated about proper breast health and the importance of annual screenings. The Saint Agnes Hospital Breast Link Program assures that women in our community have access to the tools and resources needed to make breast health a priority. Our goal is to make it easy for women aged 40 and over living in our community to be educated and screened, regardless of their health insurance status.
We offer loving, not-your-typical support through Beyond Boobs! Here for the Girls creates and serves an extended family of young survivors diagnosed under 51 who help one another through diagnosis, treatment, and beyond. We provide a network of young women who share laughter and wipe tears, who show their scars and calm fears.