Did you know . . . Smoking and  Breast Cancer

Smoking and  Breast Cancer Smoking causes a number of diseases and is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer in younger, premenopausal women. Research also has shown that there may be link between very heavy second-hand smoke exposure and breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women. Smoking also can...

Improved Breast Awareness Through Wellness Education: The Lymphatic Drainage System

The most underrated purifying system in the human body is the lymphatic system, an integral part of the immune system. It is a person’s “Life Flow System.” This system and all of its capillaries are a major part of the body’s cleansing of excess toxic waste. The body contains three quarts of blood...

Did you know . . . Breast Cancer Treatment During Pregnancy

Diagnosis Most breast cancers in pregnant women are found when a woman notices a lump or change in her breast or during a clinical breast exam. Pregnant women may get a clinical breast exam as part of their prenatal care. Screening mammography isn’t used in pregnant women because the radiation may harm the...

Mammograms During COVID-19

Regular health screenings with precautions are a valuable tool to help keep people healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, screenings including annual mammograms have come to a stop since the pandemic began. One study, from the electronic medical records system Epic, found that screening mammograms...

Breast Cancer and Heart Disease

Breast cancer affects 2.1 million people every year, and while early detection and screenings are beneficial in reducing this statistic, patients often fail to appreciate the importance of cardiovascular health in breast cancer prevention. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), a sedentary...

Breast Cancer in Young Women

Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the breast, it is called breast cancer. Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women. Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 and older, but breast cancer also affects...

Improved Breast Awareness Through Wellness Education: The Lymphatic Drainage System

The most underrated purifying system in the human body is the lymphatic system, an integral part of the immune system. It is a person’s “Life Flow System.” This system and all of its capillaries are a major part of the body’s cleansing of excess toxic waste. The body contains three quarts of blood...

Fighting Breast Cancer: Know Your Body

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, with skin cancers being an exception. Screening tests and early detection can find cancer early when chances for survival are highest. It is important to know your risk for breast cancer. Talking to both sides of your family is important so you can become...

How Integrative Medicine Can Help Enhance Your Life

Breast cancer is not an easy diagnosis to receive. That is why the Dr. Shel Wellness & Aesthetic Center wants to share information with women about how to combat the harsh effects of treatment and regain health through integrative therapies. Integrative medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes...

Detecting Breast Cancer – from Vigilance to Suspicion to Confirmation

A cornerstone of health consciousness for adult women includes being on the lookout for breast cancer. There’s plenty of evidence that this eternal vigilance is worth it. In fact, early stage breast cancer that hasn’t spread has a 99 percent five-year survival rate. The path from routine screening to...

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