October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A few years ago whilst doing a self check exam at home I discovered a small lump in one of my breasts. Thankfully it was tender to the touch so that was a sign that there was likely no reason to worry (my doc says worrisome lumps are usually painless). I immediately had both a mammogram and a scan done. Both confirmed that the lump is a cyst and in fact I have a couple smaller ones in both breasts. Thankfully cysts are harmless (or so I’m advised) but as a precautionary measure I have my breasts checked every year or 18 months. I’m never complacent about my health and you shouldn’t be either.

Early detection of breast cancer (and probably most other cancers) have saved lives. So what are you waiting for? Go get those tatas checked. There’re 9 days remaining for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a lot of clinics are offering free or discounted mammograms, so there’s really no excuse to not have one done.

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