We’re gonna take a break from my story and talk about early detection and self exams.
Ladies and also men, yes men, always check yourselves!! Men too can get breast cancer, as crazy as it sounds, it can happen. So, please check yourselves often. When we check ourselves we can find something long before a doctor ever will. Admit it, how often do some of us even go to a doctor? Some of us don’t go to a doctor until we really feel like crap or feel like we’re dying. Always remember that when it comes to cancer, this could be too late.
CANCER DOESN’T CARE!!
Plain and simple, cancer doesn’t give a crap. Cancer doesn’t care what you have going on in your life, it doesn’t care if you’re a brother or a sister or if you’re a parent. It doesn’t care if you just got married or had a baby. And it certainly doesn’t care how old you are! You could be a teenager (although rare), a twenty-something, fifty-something or an elderly enjoying retirement and all the years they put in to get that. It doesn’t care!!! Cancer doesn’t care if you’re struggling in life or if you’re thriving. And it doesn’t care what other health issues you may be dealing with. Cancer is ruthless and remember it doesn’t care.
Cancer is Silent!!
Cancer is silent. A very silent devil. Cancer is not painful, not usually, until it reaches a painful stage and we start to feel ill. By this time, it could be too late. Early detection is key. Don’t wait! If something doesn’t feel right, have it checked right away!!
Be Proactive and KNOW YOUR LEMONS!!
Learn how to check your body and do self breast exams on a regular basis. Like I said before, early detection is key. Know your lemons. Know what your breasts are supposed to feel like. If they look different, feel different, have a different color to them or you have discharge, have it checked out. It is always better to be safe than sorry. That’s how I found my lump, by doing a self breast exam. And because of this I scheduled a check up 2 months earlier than my normal visit. Thank God for that for I caught it and took action early. So can you. If something doesn’t feel or look right, have it checked. You know you’re body, if it shouldn’t be there then it shouldn’t. This doesn’t just apply to breasts’. Check all your lymph node areas for tenderness or lumps. If you feel unusual fatigue or dull pain, have it checked. Below is an image and a link on KNOW YOUR LEMONS – the 12 signs of breast cancer. Please take a look at it. It is very helpful.
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-38609625 – The 12 signs of breast cancer.
Self breast Exams
Try to do them often. Whether in the shower or lying down, get into the habit of always checking your breasts. This could save your life.
. . . . . . Or save your life lying down!!
HAPPY CHECKING YOUR BOOBIES!!! 😛
BE PROACTIVE AND STAY FREE AND CLEAR!