Take care of your breasts
I am amazed when I hear that some still dispute the validity of mammograms and other tests. I am shocked by the professionals who say it, and incredulous that women actually believe it.
The statistics for breast cancer are frightening. According to experts, 1 in 8 women can have it. Progress is being made to cure it, but prevention is best. Take care of your breasts. Examine yourself monthly, and see a doctor at least once a year.
I am usually private about my life, but certain things are worth mentioning
because they can help others. I believe that those of us who reach so many have
an obligation to serve when we can. This is why I will tell you my story.
nothing new for me, because I have what is called "Cystic breast
disease". The only difference between me and someone who doesn't have it is that I need to be examined by the doctor at least twice a year, and the lumps
are removed by syringe when they do appear. As long as they are liquid and not
solid, I'm safe and happy.
The first time it happened, I was naturally scared out of my mind. In fact, I must admit that every time it happens, I am concerned, until I actually get the results.
Every time it happens, which is almost every year, it truly is a new birthday for me.
The moral of the story is: Prevention is the key.
See your doctor, check yourself out, and you can beat the odds. Don't let the stats scare you. Take control.
I know that mammograms
are not pleasant, I've had a few. Though doctors recommend that you
start having them after the age of 40, my problem started in my late
twenties, so I was among the exceptions. But the unpleasantness of the
test should not stop you from taking it. As bad as it is, it only lasts
a few minutes. Reward yourself with something pleasant afterwards to
make up for it.