Understanding Breast Health

  • Anatomy of the Breasts

    Each breast has 15 to 20 sections (lobes), which are arranged like the petals of a daisy. Each lobe has many smaller lobules, which end in dozens of tiny bulbs that can produce milk.

  • Normal Breast Development and Changes

    Breast development happens in distinct stages, first before birth, and again at puberty and during the childbearing years. Changes also happen to the breasts during menstruation and when a woman reaches menopause.

  • Breast Cancer: Risk Factors
  • Breast Health: Preventive Care

    To monitor your breast health, you should get a year clinical exam and mammograms as directed by your doctor.

  • Breast Self-Awareness

    Your breasts change at different stages of your life. Breast self-awareness is knowing how your breasts normally look and feel. This can help you to find even small changes right away.