Breast cancer is cancer that develops from breast tissue. Risk factors for developing breast cancer include being female, obesity , lack of physical exercise, drinking alcohol , hormone replacement therapy during menopause , ionizing radiation , early age at first menstruation , having children late or not at all, older age, prior history of breast cancer, and family history. The balance of benefits versus harms of breast cancer screening is controversial. A Cochrane review stated that it is unclear if mammographic screening does more good or harm. Outcomes for breast cancer vary depending on the cancer type, the extent of disease , and the person's age. The first noticeable symptom of breast cancer is typically a lump that feels different from the rest of the breast tissue.
Breast cancer is the uncontrollable growth of malignant cells in the breasts. The exact cause of breast cancer is unknown, but some women have a higher risk than others. This includes women with a personal or family history of breast cancer and women with certain gene mutations. You also have an increased risk of breast cancer if you began your menstrual cycle before the age of 12, started menopause at an older age, or have never been pregnant.
No matter what latch and positioning look like, the true measure is in the answers to these two questions:. Each mother and baby dyad is different and what works well for one mother and baby may not work well for another mother and baby. The important thing to do is to look at the mother and baby as individuals. Open download the leaflet from the link.
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