There has been a lot of debate in the last few years on the benefits, risks and limitations associated with routine breast exams. Some of the reports out today are confusing for women who are undergoing regular screenings. And because it is so important to have regular checkups, reliable information is critical. And this is basically because [...]
When it comes time to have a conversation about breast cancer, even when there is no apparent sign of the disease, there are a few helpful bits of information that provide a sense of relief. Most importantly, it just makes sense to know the options that are available and which type of mammogram provides you the best information.
After choosing random questions collected over the past several months, we decided to share one here. And always check with your doctor without hesitation whenever you have questions or concerns about your health concerns.
Question: I found a lump this morning during my breast self exam and I’m scared it’s cancer. Should I be wor [...]
The subject of breast cysts, while not necessarily a regular topic of discussion, brings lots of questions. The most often heard inquiry is, “Can harmless cysts become malignant?”
The response of many doctors is that cysts are extremely typical and seldom turn into cancers. But it’s extremely essential to discover out whethe [...]
We’ve all heard of how good green tea is for us. If you want to join the green tea drinkers movement to improve your health and get that “zen” aura about you, try this smoothie (borrowed from my Smoothies book on Amazon.com).
Green Tea Cucumber Smoothie
2 medium English cucumbers, skin on
Juice of 1 lime
1 cup [...]
Does your new year’s resolution including eating more vegetables but don’t have the time or energy to fix vegetable dishes everyday? Try this quick and easy vegetable smoothie. If you like warm soups instead, blend it and heat it in a post over medium heat for a delicious soup without all the hassle. Borrowed from my Smoothie re [...]
Good health, including healthy breasts, starts with good nutrition and healthy lifestyle. Healthy eating ensures that we provide our bodies with the basic building blocks it needs to keep us strong. Without meeting these nutritional needs, our bodies cannot protect us from diseases. Bad eating habits are comparable to sending soldiers to b [...]
In a hurry and need a way to eat more fruits? Smoothies are a great way to throw stuff together you have at hand and make something delicious and nutritious. Here’s a sample recipe from my Smoothies book (Best Smoothie Recipes on Amazon.com)
Papaya Peach Smoothie
2 cups papaya
1/3 cup almond milk, more if needed
3 tablesp [...]
Breast pain: overview
Many women have breast tenderness and pain, also called mastalgia. It may come and go with monthly periods (cyclic) or may not follow any pattern (noncyclic).
• Cyclic pain is the most common type of breast pain. It may be caused by the normal monthly changes in hormones. This pain usually occurs in both breasts. It is g [...]
It is not unusual to wonder, is there ever going to be any good news to read about breast cancer. After all, there are a few articles from time to time that seem to open the door for positive improvments.
And you are correct. In fact, according to a recent story on Huffington Post, 2013 can be looked at as a year that has produced many break [...]
Please make your donation to the Jennie Yoon Buchanan MD Breast Cancer Fund.
Your gift of $20 or more will help provide free mammograms and related breast health services for uninsured women. The fund is administered through the Florida Hospital Foundation, Orlando, Florida
Thank you for helping save lives
If you are an uninsured woman in the Greater Orlando Area check with us about a Free Mammogram... Please contact the Fund Coordinator at Florida Hospital @ 407.303.1488
(be sure to mention Pink Is Powerful when you call)
About Dr. Jennie Yoon Buchanan
Dr. Yoon is the medical director of women’s imaging services at Florida Hospitals in the Orlando area and in Palm Coast, Florida. She is also a clinical assistant professor of radiology at Florida State University College of Medicine.
Dr. Yoon completed her medical school, radiology residency and fellowship training in breast imaging at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She has been in practice, specializing in women’s imaging since 1999 and is an author and the publisher of her newest blog: PinkIsPowerful.com
Dr. Yoon is also the founder of Jennie Yoon Buchanan M.D. Breast Cancer Fund Inc. This fund provides free mammograms and breast imaging services for impoverished and uninsured women.
Other Best Selling Books By Jennie Yoon Buchanan M.D. (on Amazon.com)
* The Adventures Of L’iL Chef In The Land Of Fruits And Vegetables * The Adventures Of L’iL Chef In The Land Of Germs And Icky Stuff * Tasty "Booster Fuel" Protein Smoothie Recipes (Learn How You Can Lose 1 To 2 Pounds Per Week) * Anti-Aging Skin Care Simplified - Unlock The Secret To Your Natural Beauty * Harness the Power of Protein For Weight Loss - Muscle Building and Nutrition * The Seven-day Sleep Makeover * The EMR Diet (Eat, Move, Rest) * The EMR Diet (Eat, Move, Rest) Workbook * Best Smoothie Drinker's Recipes - Drink Your Way To A Slimmer & Healthier Life (Amazon bestseller) * Best Smoothie Drinker’s Recipes Book 2 - Eating Healthy & Getting Slimmer Can Be Delicious (Amazon bestseller) * Snacks And High Energy Foods - Fueling Your Mind And Body * Breast Cancer Prevention Starts With Healthy Living * Protecting The Girls, A Breast Cancer Battle Plan