HOW TO CHECK YOUR BREASTS FOR CANCER
Three super easy steps that will literally save your life
- •Know what your breasts feel likeYou see your doctor maybe once a year? They won't notice a change until you've found a lump and by then you're already at a more advanced stage. Traditional mammogram detection doesn't work on young, dense breast tissue - so you are your own first line of defense. Pay attention to different points in your cycle as well - texture can change from hormones and it's very innocuous, but again only you know what's "normal" for you
- •Know what you're looking forLike moles, breast cancer tends to feel irregular/asymmetrical/lumpy (mine felt like cauliflower) and pop up "out of nowhere"
- •Don't let fear keep you from actingFear that it's "nothing" fear that it's actually something - either way don't let this paralyze you into inaction. If you feel like something is wrong, demand a biopsy or ultrasound or to speak with a new doctor who will take you seriously. I demanded an appt with a surgeon as soon as I felt the lump but it was already too late for me. I don't like to think about what ifs but I do like to think that maybe other chicks will be luckier because of me. Please share!