Usually I’m annoyed by all the buzz over breasts. I mean really, our cups runneth over with all the attention to their fullness, tilt, and overall perkiness. My own breasts have seen better days. The plastic surgeons call it ptosis. I call it sag. No. I have no shame. It happens.
Sheyla Hershey really believes that bigger is better and pumped 1 gallon of silicone into her breasts, giving them the dubious distinctive bra size of 38KKK. It looks like one part of her body has traded places with the other. You tell me.
This isn’t about size or sag though, because this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, below are some of the latest research results about our mammary glands. Take a look at the good, the bad and of course, the ugly.
Here it is:
- Nearly 74 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer during pregnancy were still alive five years after being diagnosed, compared to 55 percent of non-pregnant patients, according to researchers at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Source: U.S.News and World Report.
- The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2008 some 1,990 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed among men and about 450 men will die from breast cancer in the United States.
- Vigorous exercise of more than two hours per week reduces the risk of developing breast cancer in postmenopausal African-American women by 64 percent, compared to women of the same race who do not exercise, according to researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
- The Mercy Medical Center Prevention and Research Center Team created an intervention program that consisted of relaxation techniques (i.e. deep breathing and guided imagery), optimization of nutrition and physical activity, introduction to restorative yoga techniques, and cognitive behavioral therapy to help make positive lifestyle changes for survivors of breast cancer who experience fatigue.
So ladies and gentleman, remember to touch you tatas! Bring lumps, dimpling skin, or itchy areas to your doctor’s attention. See here for how to self-exam. And let’s not go pumping a gallon of silicone into those puppies either. Just sayin’.
– Aunt B