Last night we had a terrific chat about our breast health with Dr. Melinda Wu, a family physician and Oncologist at Women’s College Hospital and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. Dr. Wu provided such an informative information that I think you will be inspired to take more time for self care, especially for the health of your breasts.
Did you know your breast tissue changes when you go into menopause?
As soon as I turned 50, my family doctor encouraged me to get a mammogram and this was the first time anyone had ever mentioned something about my breast health. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so I invited Dr. Wu to be part of the conversation around our breasts, because we shouldn’t wait for our doctor to say something about it. ALL IN MEMBERS CAN SEE THE RECORDED VIDEO IN YOUR PORTAL!
As Dr. Wu says in her presentation, getting to know about your breast anatomy and any changes that may be occurring in the tissue (especially as we get older and estrogen drops) is very important. We are the ones who can sometimes see and feel when things have changed in our breast tissue, so never wait to talk to your health provider or doctor if you have concerns.
More information about treatment and programs for women’s cancers in the Toronto area is available. Visit the Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers
Lifestyle factors for breast health
(taken from our chat)
Much thanks to Dr. Wu for sharing her time and such great information with a kind and compassionate heart. If you are looking to donate to breast cancer research and support you can go to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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