Breast Cancer Prevention

I was interviewed last week for the article "Choosing Between Over or Under the Muscle" by Paige More over at paigeprevivor.com.  Paige asked me a variety of questions, ranging from my experiences as a survivor of breast cancer to my opinion on Over the Muscle and...

One of the most frequent questions I get asked when I speak to patients about recovering after surgery is when they can exercise again. I love having active and healthy patients and strongly encourage exercise before and after surgery, but always spend a lot of...

As a breast cancer surgeon, I get asked all the time about the best ways to reduce your risk of breast cancer.  For some women with a higher than average risk due to family history or a genetic mutation associated with breast cancer, discussing medical...

Once you’ve spoken with your family members about their cancer history, you should discuss what you’ve learned with your doctor. Depending on your family or personal history of cancer, you may be recommended for genetic counseling or testing. Genetic testing for breast cancer is typically...

Anne Peled, M.D. describes how exercise and physical exertion can help reduce the risk of breast cancer in women.  No matter what kind of exercise you’re getting, from jogging to playing with your kids, it all helps.  Get out there and exercise 30 minutes a...

Anxiety around mammograms can lead some women to avoid them altogether. Fortunately, the vast majority of women getting screening mammograms will find out their results are normal and not need additional testing. The importance of early screening for breast cancer cannot be taken lightly. There...

Most breast lumps are not breast cancer, but something less serious considered “benign breast conditions” like fibroadenomas, breast cysts or similar, which occur frequently in young women. Some lumps are related to your menstrual cycle and usually go away with the ending of your cycle....

https://youtu.be/wuqBP64cToM Breast Cancer Awareness Month All through October, Dr. Anne Peled will be sharing stories and videos about breast cancer in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. ...

One of the most frequent questions I get asked when I speak to patients about recovering after surgery is when they can exercise again. I love having active and healthy patients and strongly encourage exercise before and after surgery, but always spend a lot of...

Prophylactic mastectomy is a surgical procedure that removes one or both breasts in order to lower the potential for breast cancer development in women at higher breast cancer risk.  The surgery can significantly reduce the risk for women carrying the BRCA1 or BRCA 2 gene mutation or...