Healthy Breasts Quiz
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Healthy Breasts Quiz

Do you know if you're wearing the right bra size? Are you a pro at self-exams? Test your smarts about keeping the girls healthy.

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Healthy Breasts Quiz
Healthy Breasts Quiz
Question 1 of 18 Correct

What percentage of women wear the wrong size bra?

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The correct answer is: Roughly 80 percent of women wear the wrong bra size. Check your fit with this simple test: Raise your right arm and with your left hand, feel underneath the right side of your bra. If there's no breast hanging out the bottom, your bra fits you correctly.

Healthy Breasts Quiz
Question 2 of 18 Correct

True or false: A poorly fitted bra can change the shape of your breasts over time.

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The correct answer is: This is true. A bra that fits correctly can help maintain the shape of your breasts by reducing skin and tissue laxity. Many lingerie and department stores offer professional fittings, so ask for someone to take your measurements.

Healthy Breasts Quiz
Question 3 of 18 Correct

True or false: Underwire bras have been linked to breast cancer.

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The correct answer is: This is false. There are a number of misconceptions about what can cause breast cancer. These include, but are not limited to, using deodorants, wearing an underwire bra, having a miscarriage or bumping or bruising breast tissue. However, none of these factors has been shown to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer.

Healthy Breasts Quiz
Question 4 of 18 Correct

What is one exercise you can do to keep breasts perky?

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The correct answer is: Push-ups are a great way to keep both your breasts and arms in shape.

Healthy Breasts Quiz
Question 5 of 18 Correct

True or false: You should see the doctor if one breast has always been bigger than the other.

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The correct answer is: This is false in most cases. More than half of American women have asymmetrical breasts, and usually it's nothing to worry about. However, you should see your doctor immediately if you notice a sudden shift in size, as it could be a sign of a tumor.

Healthy Breasts Quiz
Question 6 of 18 Correct

What kind of breast implant is best to correct very asymmetrical breasts?

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The correct answer is: The answer is both. Women with thick amounts of breast tissue and muscle may do well with saline implants, while women who are quite thin may do better with silicone implants to reduce visibility and palpability.

Healthy Breasts Quiz
Question 7 of 18 Correct

True or false: Pregnant women should wear sports bras.

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The correct answer is: This is true. To help relieve soreness that comes from swollen breasts and chafing that comes from underwire bras, sports bras work especially well.

Healthy Breasts Quiz
Question 8 of 18 Correct

True or false: Cotton is the best material for a sports bra.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Cotton generally stays wet when you sweat and can get cold, so look instead for synthetic blends made from high-tech fabrics that can wick moisture away from your body.

Healthy Breasts Quiz
Question 9 of 18 Correct

What should you do to ease breast pain after giving birth?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. You can ease the pain of swollen breasts by manually expressing some of the excess milk, massaging your breasts, and applying an ice pack. If you're set up to pump already, you can easily put away a few extra bottles.

Healthy Breasts Quiz
Question 10 of 18 Correct

True or false: If your breasts are very small, you won't be able to store as much milk during breastfeeding.

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The correct answer is: This is true. While breast size is not related to milk production, small breasts don't store a lot of milk. That's why a mother with smaller breasts may need to nurse her baby more frequently.

Healthy Breasts Quiz
Question 11 of 18 Correct

True or false: Women with breast implants do not need to have a regular clinical breast exam.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Breast implants do not affect a woman's chance of getting breast cancer, so women with breast implants should also have regular clinical breast examinations.

Healthy Breasts Quiz
Question 12 of 18 Correct

True or false: You do not need to have a breast lump checked if your mammogram results are normal.

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The correct answer is: This is false. If you have a breast lump, you should have it checked by your doctor and consider having it biopsied, even if your mammogram result is normal.

Healthy Breasts Quiz
Question 13 of 18 Correct

What form of nipple discharge can indicate a bigger problem?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Nipple discharge can be a normal result of hormone changes for pre-menopausal women. To be safe, check with your doctor if your nipples have any kind of discharge.

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Question 14 of 18 Correct

True or false: Men can get breast cancer.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Men have breast tissue -- just less of it. And while less than one percent of breast cancers occur in men, the incidence is on the rise. So, the same advice doctors give women -- investigate any changes that occur in breast tissue -- also applies to men.

Healthy Breasts Quiz
Question 15 of 18 Correct

What causes breast cancer in men?

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The correct answer is: High estrogen and low testosterone levels play a major role in male breast cancer. Obesity and liver disease both increase estrogen and reduce testosterone, and therefore raise men's breast cancer risk.

Healthy Breasts Quiz
Question 16 of 18 Correct

What percentage of men experience breast growth?

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The correct answer is: Breast growth in men is called "gynecomastia." Almost half of men have some degree of breast growth around puberty, though most settle down by the time they're 20. Gynecomastia is on the rise because popular drugs, including blood-pressure medicines and steroids, can cause breast tissue to grow.

Healthy Breasts Quiz
Question 17 of 18 Correct

How can very large breasts affect your body?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Women with very large breasts suffer from significant physical discomfort, including severe back pain and neck problems, permanent grooving in the shoulders from bra straps and rashes and sores from large areas of skin pressing against one another.

Healthy Breasts Quiz
Question 18 of 18 Correct

True or false: Breasts can become large again after breast reduction surgery.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Even after breast reduction, breasts can become large again with weight gain. Patients in their later 30s and 40s have less likelihood of repeated larger breasts.

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