Let Down Reflex

The let down reflex (or milk ejection reflex) is the ejection of milk from the breast. Women have a pleasant sensation in the breast as milk flows into the milk ducts behind the nipple as the baby starts to suckle. It may also occur at other times when a breastfeeding mother…

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Letrozole

Letrozole is an antineoplastic medication used as a tablet to treat some types of advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It is not to be used in pregnancy, breastfeeding or children, and used with caution in kidney and liver disease. Do not take it if still having menstrual periods. Common…

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Li-Fraumeni Syndrome

The rare Li-Fraumeni syndrome is an inherited (autosomal dominant) condition that significantly increases the risk of an affected person developing cancer of many organs including brain, breast, bone (sarcoma), adrenal gland and blood (leukaemia). The cancer usually occurs at a young age and repeatedly in different organs throughout life. The…

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Lumpectomy

What is Lumpectomy? A lumpectomy is the surgical removal of a lump (tumour, cancer etc.) from tissue or an organ, with minimal amounts of the surrounding tissue being removed. It is commonly used in removing lumps from the skin, or small cancers or cysts from the breast.

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Lymphoedema

Lymph is a waste product of all cells that returns to the circulation through a complex network of fine tubes that eventually drain into a major vein near the heart. The lymph ducts pass through the lymph nodes that are concentrated in the armpit, groin and neck, and act to…

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Left Handed

“Why am I left handed?” “Why am i left handed but right footed?” In the past, there has been something of a stigma attached to being left handed. “Southpaws” make up nearly 10% of the population, and there are more left handed males than females. Other unflattering words have also…

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