People often ask me how I found my breast cancer, you can read about it HERE, women every day are diagnosed with breast cancer, some through self detection and some through mammogram. Sometimes it’s actually a woman’s partner who stumbles on a lump!
Personally I was crap at doing the monthly check in the shower, I had no freakin clue what I was looking for.
Should I soap up? Do I put my arm behind my head or above my shoulder? Should I do it before or after my period?
Bloody hell, after kids I was so lumpy it was like trying to find a stone in a mound of gravel.
Then when I did suspect something was amiss for a brief moment I didn’t want to know. Instead I wanted to bury my head in the sand and talk myself out of the possibility that something was wrong. Stupid! So dumb, please don’t ever do this…get checked straight away because early detection is absolutely vital to a good outcome.
So what do you look for? When is it really cause for alarm? I have the best graphic EVER that I stumbled on just after I was diagnosed…a picture tells a thousand words and this one can save your life so I’m going to let it do all the talking.
Pretty freaking good huh? Print it off, put it somewhere where you can refer to it when you are doing your monthly checks.
Still wondering what you’re feeling for when doing a self examination? Check this out…
Oh and if want to know about what goes on in a mammogram read my post HERE. How do you go at self breast examination? I’d love you to share this post far and wide, it just could save a life. Did you know about all these signs of breast cancer?
Til next time
images from Worldwide Breast Cancer