Keep the Lumps Out of Your Cups

October 7, 2021 Tags:

Blonde and brunette woman standing side-by-side wearing black T-shirts holding pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. On average, every 2 minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the US. While rare, men can develop breast cancer, too. This October, we encourage you, your friends, and your loved ones to do a breast self-exam, schedule your regular clinical breast exams and mammograms, and see a doctor at the first sign of a change. 

According to the CDC, these are some of the most common signs of breast cancer:

    • New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit).
    • Thickening or swelling of part of the breast.
    • Irritation or dimpling of breast skin.
    • Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast.
    • Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area.
    • Nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood.
    • Any change in the size or the shape of the breast.
    • Pain in any area of the breast.

Losing one or both of your breasts to cancer can be a devastating and traumatic experience. For years, the team at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery has helped mastectomy and lumpectomy patients choose the reconstructive breast procedure that is right for them.

We are standing by to assist should you or someone you know be ready for a breast reconstruction consultation. Book your appointment at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery today!