Post # 1
I know it’s bad but I never ever do. I went to the dr. for a physical today and he asked, then said that he technically can’t tell me that I should because “research hasn’t shown it to be useful” (he still recommended it).
What do you think of that? I’ve never heard of this research?
Post # 3
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 # 5
@jpalm13: Hahaha! Love it.
Post # 4
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
Post # 6
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
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
No, I heard it doesn’t help anyway.
Post # 9
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 # 12
I do about every month . It’s also helpful for figuring out if my irregular period is going to begin soon…
Post # 13
@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
@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
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
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!”