Before we get to the serious stuff, here are a few interesting facts about breasts:
*The modern bra (invented by Ida Rosenthal and her husband William, of Maidenform) was invented in the 1920s.
*In ancient Rome, women would wrap bandages around their chests to keep their breasts in place when playing sports.
*The smallest bra size is AAA, and the largest size is an L.
One more fact: Breast cancer is the 2nd most lethal cancer (after lung cancer), so please take time for self-care AND self-examination, as early detection is very important.
Book an appointment with Planned Parenthood if you notice any lumps or other changes. If you're in your 20s-30s, you should get a breast exam every 1-3 years (and don’t forget about those self-exams!).
Men can get breast cancer too, but asking questions can be hard if you don’t know what to ask. Here’s some information about breast cancer in men.
Questions? You can make an appointment any time at a Planned Parenthood health center by calling 1-888-743-7526.