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The real facts about your girls and how to take care of them Well, all my friends think they will never have breasts and it s not funny because a lot of girls feel this way. Elena, 13 I went up two sizes over summer break! I started seventh grade with a C cup. Then my breasts got weird pink stripes on the side. What happened? Veronica, 12 Girls are as anxious and confused about their breasts as ever. That s why Marisa Weiss, M.D., an oncologist and breast health specialist, and her teenage daughter, Isabel, decided to create Taking Care of Your Girls. Together, they polled more than three thousand girls and their moms and came up with a surprisingly huge list of worries and misconceptions. Based on their research, you ll get answers to questions like: How do I know when I need to get my first bra and what kind should I get? Do big breasts have a higher risk of breast cancer than small ones? How do I get rid of stretch marks? When will my breasts stop growing? How do I examine my own breasts? Will the size of my breasts even out? Do tanning, antiperspirants, wearing a bra at night, and talking on a cell phone cause breast cancer? A groundbreaking book for both mothers and daughters, Taking Care of Your Girls is a practical guide to breast care and a girl-to-girl conversation about the feelings and emotions that come with the territory. This all-in-one, indispensable breast health guide captures exactly what teen girls and their moms really need: practical, easy-to-read, great advice. It s one of the best gifts you can give to your girl. Harvey Karp, M.D., F.A.A.P., author of The Happiest Toddler on the Block , board member of Healthy Child, Healthy World"

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780307406965
ISBN-10: 0307406962
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 187mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Three Rivers Press
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Weiss

MARISA C. WEISS, M.D., is the president and founder of Breastcancer.org. She currently practices at Lankenau Hospital in the Philadelphia area, where she serves as Director of Breast Radiation Oncology and Director of Breast Health Outreach. Her daughter, ISABEL FRIEDMAN, is a college student at the University of Pennsylvania, who recently graduated from Friends Central School in the Philadelphia area and was an assistant teacher at the Children s School of Science in Woods Hole, Massachusetts."

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