Dr. Alexander & Staff Support Breast Cancer
On Friday Feburary 10, 2012, Dr. Alexander supported the Las Vegas Wrangler Hockey Team to promote their “Pink in the Rink” fundraiser. This event was held to help raise awareness and gain proceeds to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Southern Nevada and the St. Rose Dominican Hospitals Health Foundation for breast cancer research and treatment. It was also a time to honor the women and the families that have lost their battle to breast cancer.
Establishing a good relationship with a primary care physician can keep you on the right track to the best breast health. Short of a doctor’s examination, there are self breast exams that you should perform each month to stay in tune with your body and watch for any abnormal lumps or changes.
The following are some of the warning signs of breast cancer.
- Lump, hard knot, or thickening in the breast or underarm area
- Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening of the breast
- Change in size or shape
- Puckering or dimpling of the skin
- Nipple discharge that starts suddenly
- Pain that does not go away
Although it may be normal body changes, it is always best to seek a doctor’s recommendation if you experience any of the above. Contact board certified platic surgeon, Dr. Alexander’s office for more information on your options to restore your breast shape after mastectomy.