(Closed) Breast Exams

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Do you do regular check-ups?
    Yes : (12 votes)
    24 %
    No : (14 votes)
    27 %
    Sometimes : (16 votes)
    31 %
    Maybe I should start? : (9 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5662 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I should probably check myself more often, but I only do it once in awhile. Otherwise the dr checks at my annuals. I’m not old enough to have mammograms yet but I will get them as instructed when I am, and I’m not high risk either. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    3471 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    My mom had a double mastectomy at 50, so yeah– I do regular checks and screenings. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    1459 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My period tracking app reminds me to, but I’m not exactly sure what I’m supposed to be doing. I think I should do a little googling to make sure I’m doing it right.

    Post # 6
    Member
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I check myself monthly.  But I already had to have a mamogram, when I was 29.  I found a weird lump in my collar bone area.  They ran all tests, mri/catscan/xrays and a mammogram.  All negative, it turned out to be a fat pad, which is just a small pocket of fat…. which is gross lol.  I’ll have more mammograms as time goes by.  It wasn’t scary at all just a little uncomfortable.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1053 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I was just scolding myself for not being better about this the other day – it’s now back on my radar and I’m going to promise to get better about it! 

    Post # 8
    Member
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I don’t do regular self checks every month.  They are more occasional self-checks every couple to few months.

    When I reach the age for having mammograms though, they will absolutely be regular.

    Post # 9
    Member
    2831 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I get checked when I go for my yearly exam but that’s about it.

    I have not been instructed to have a mamo but when the time comes I doubt my tiny tatas will be able to make it into the machine. Embarassed

    Post # 10
    Member
    2523 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Even though I’m pretty young, I do self-exams regularly because I have cystic breasts and because my mom had breast cancer twice, and my grandma on my dad’s side had it once.

    My doctor told me to start getting regular mammograms when I’m 30 because I’m “high risk.”

    When my mom realized she had cancer, it was because my dad found a lump. So I take self-exams pretty seriously.

    Post # 11
    Member
    10569 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    The way Darling Husband likes to handle them I figure if there’s a lump, he’ll find it. Laughing

    I check on occasion but it’s not a monthly thing, and my doctor does at physicals.  I’m not sure what the recommendation is now for mammograms, don’t they keep changing it?  If my doctor recommends one, then I’ll go.

    Post # 12
    Member
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    yes, snd have been having mammos for past 24 years since age 30 due a lot of cancer in family and long term use of the Pill

    Post # 13
    Member
    427 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I had to get a mamographm and ultrasound when I was 27 because I had found a lump in my breast.  It freaked me out quite a bit, so I have been giving myself a self exam every month just to make sure everything is ok.

    Post # 14
    Member
    871 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’ve had an ultrasound but now that my Grandma and my Mum have now BOTH had breast cancer (my Mum is undergoing treatment) I am more observant of it. I do self checks every month and whenever I see the doc I get him to do one.

    Post # 15
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    1115 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I have a family history of breast cancer on both my mom and dad’s side, as well as family history of cancer in general (my dad actually had cancer) so I have been doing monthly exams since I was 16, I go for an annual physical each year where my Dr. does a breast exam, and if I feel anything (which has only happened once) I’m in to the Dr. ASAP. I will have to go for a mamogram in 6 months or so once I am 100% healed from my breast reduction, then another one in several years once I’m 35. Due to the family history, I’ll be getting them every year after that.

    Post # 16
    Member
    506 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We all totally should, I just never seem to get around to it! 

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