(Closed) Do you check your breasts?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I just turned 40 and never have.  I am going in for my first mammogram this month but I am not doing the traditional squash you girls one, I opted for the new ultrasound one. 

Post # 4
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I never do. I went to the doc recently and he asked. I said (literally and without thought) “No, I have a boyfriend that does that” He enjoyed that Embarassed

Post # 6
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m to young for mammograms, but the old fell around check…yeaup!

Both my grandmothers had breast cancer and I have fibrocystic breasts, so I’m always on the lookout for major changes.

Post # 7
7339 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I do in the shower and my mom had breast cancer so I check myself, if I find somethig weird I bring it up to the doc’s attention.

Post # 8
1131 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

No, I heard it doesn’t help anyway. 

Post # 9
2408 posts
Buzzing bee

I do. I actually found what ended up to be a fibroadenoma, a noncancerous lump, in my breast that I had removed last month. I found it a couple years ago and kept my eye on it after having my OB-GYN look at it (it ended up growing over the years). And I’ll keep doing it now, per my surgeon’s reccomendation. Hey, it doesn’t hurt to feel yourself up there every once and a while!

Post # 10
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t. 

Post # 11
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

No, can’t say that I do.

Post # 12
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I do about every month . It’s also helpful for figuring out if my irregular period is going to begin soon…

Post # 13
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@jpalm13: Ha ha!  Fiance actually checks more than I do.  I do check when I remember, and there is value in doing so – a friend of mine in her early 30’s found a lump in her breast which turned out to be breast cancer.  At first, her doctor told her that there was nothing to worry about, but she pushed her case.  Thankfully, they found it early enough that she’s going to be okay, but not before a lengthy treatment of chemo and ratiation therapy. 

Post # 14
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@soon2bhis: Even if he said that, I don’t think it would HURT anything to check! With breast cancer, eary detection is the best way to ensure a better survival rate. My friend was just treated successfully all because she checked and asked…

I should start. I have DDs and they say larger breasts can be harder to detect…

Post # 15
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I check. A couple of years ago, by routinely checking, I found lumps. They turned out to be nothing but I always check and this was strongly recommended by my dr, even though I’m only 24 now. Better to be safe.

Post # 16
5668 posts
Bee Keeper

I just went to the gyn, she asked and I said “When I remember?” She laughed, checked the box and said “Well, that’s better than nothing!”

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