Breast cancer is the most well-known disease affecting women throughout the world. Research by doctors and the World Health Organization indicates that one in every 8 women will be diagnoses with breast cancer. There are many reasons the breast cancer will occur including heredity and other ecological situations which are yet to be determined [...]
We spoke with our friend Dr. Jennie Yoon Buchanan, a medical director for a Florida Hospital group, and learned a few secrets about snacks. It may come as a surprise to many people that it is possible to snack on foods you really enjoy and still get to a healthy weight. We made some notes from her book, “Snacks and High Energy Foods (Sn [...]
Jennie Yoon Buchanan MD has written several books about healthy living with subjects ranging from breast cancer prevention to the benefit of drinking healthy smoothies. And although her best selling, Breast Cancer Prevention Starts With Healthy Living, has sold dozens of copies, her smoothie books including “Best Smoothie Drinker’ [...]
According to the National Library of Medicine, “the first attempts to use radio-graphy for the diagnosis of breast pain and breast abnormalities were made in the late 1920’s, but mammography, as we understand it nowadays, using dedicated X-ray units, was developed in the 60s.”
And there is little doubt that millions of women’ [...]
According to a recent article posted in WebMD by reporter Amy Norton, “Newer, three-dimensional mammograms may be better at picking up invasive tumors and avoiding false alarms than traditional breast cancer screening methods, a study of 13 U.S. hospitals suggests. Researchers found that 3D mammography, used along with standard digital [...]
It is not unusual to opt for a diet drink when you are paying attention to your intake of calories. Plus, who wants to consume more sugar? … no one these days. However, few people may be aware that diet drinks are actually contributing to weight gain in a very observable way.
According to a recent Huffington Post article, “A new s [...]
The causes of breast pain can include premenstrual syndrome or the rarer fibrocystic breast disease. Identify breast pain causes with helpful information from a board-certified ob-gyn in this free video on women’s health.
Expert: Dr. Josh Vogel
Bio: Dr. Joshua Vogel has been a board-certified obstetrici [...]
On the off chance that a woman experiences breast pain, it would be easy for her to become upset and assume a conclusion that points to breast cancer. Naturally, anyone with breast pain should immediately check with their doctor who will probably recommend that a mammogram be performed. Mammograms save thousands of lives every year. It is def [...]
Way back in the day Benjamin Franklin was credited with saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and today, at least in the realm of medicine, his words are woefully unheeded. It is a well known fact that heart disease and breast cancer continue to take a greater toll on women’s lives than any other threats [...]
Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women and the second leading source of cancer death, exceeded simply by lung cancer cells in 1985. One female in eight that lives to age 85 will experience breast cancer at a time during her life.
There are currently more than 2 million females in the United States that have been diagnosed with [...]
It is a well publicized fact that breast implants are a very popular surgical procedure of choice for women these days. According the the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2000 212,500 breast implant surgeries were performed. In comparison, 307,180 breast implant surgeries were performed in 2011. So the question that many women, most l [...]
You hear endless stories, stories, and tales about menopause and breast pain. All stem from individual genuine encounters. None will be so true to you until you candidly meet the circumstances yourself. Researched information records indicate 34 menopausal indications connected breast pain. While most ladies will become aware of the majority [...]
Disease is a nonexclusive term for an extensive gathering of maladies that can influence any some piece of the body. One characterizing characteristic of malignancy is the quick production of irregular cells that develop past their regular edges, and afterward these unusual cells can then attack contiguous parts of the body, in this way sprea [...]
A family doctor should be in a position to effectively care for the entire family. It might be a quite a challenge and even a burden to have to take care of a lot of medical issues, especially all at once. If you want to simplify this process, just list all your ideal qualities in a physician and then methodically screen each medical practiti [...]
Problems with your health could have serious long term negative effects. Having a skillful cancer specialist practitioner during tough times could make you feel a great deal more confident. Going from doctor practitioner to breast pain cancer specialist practitioner just isn’t going to help you get over your health issues, and it could [...]
Breast cancer is a ghastly illness, which does influence one’s well being as well as their psyche. An influenced individual will continually be in a dismal mind-set. This infection has influenced individuals everywhere throughout the world and all aspects of the body as well. There is no organ that has spared itself from malignancy.
While breast pain is not an uncommon occurrence generally, on an individual basis breast pain can trigger feelings of panic. So in the event that you notice breast pain, it is not unusual to become alarmed and jump to the conclusion that you have a breast malignancy. Do be aware that breast pain is not so much a manifestation of a breast grow [...]
Eating high-fat dairy products may raise the risk of death years later for breast cancer survivors, according to a new study that followed almost 1,900 women for up to nearly 15 years.
Women who ate one or more servings of high-fat dairy a day had a 49 percent higher risk of breast cancer death compared to those who ate up to half a serving [...]
According to Huffington Post writer Nancy M. Capello, it is important to be aware of how your particular body type and breast density can affect your health, and breast cancer risk. Here’s a section of the article that tells a troubling story about two women…
“Meet Jan and Cindy — two women who are similar in several w [...]
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 donate to the Jennie Yoon Buchanan MD Breast Cancer Fund.
Your gift 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.