I live in WV and used to work for the home health agency so we also had a training session when some one fron the american cancer society came with the breast forms so we could learn how to check for cancerous lumps so when i found a lump in my left breast that was shaped just like a finger i thought well it is not cancer so i waited a few months before i went to a doctor and after a mamogram that didnt even see it even though i could and the doctor could feel it, the doctor told me it was dense breast tissue not to worry about it but to watch it and go off my premarin and it should go away. well i did that after 1 and a half nonths it had gotten quite large so i went to another surgen and had a biopsy and wouldnt you know it is cancer.
so i cried for a few days and waited till the 5th day when i was scheduled for a mastectomy. it all happened to fast. i still cant get used to the fa t i actually have cancer at the age of 48. and worse yet i am minus one breast. the thing is so ugly i cant hardly look at it i wont let my husband see it.
i plan to ahve reconstructive surgery after i am through with any chemo i have to have where i will also probably loose my hair is there anything worse in the world. i guess i should count my blessings that i am alive and i do.
but this is so hard so i guess it would be prudent to have any lump biopsied. i will from now on. for sure