“feel for lumps, save your bumps.”
thats the clever breast cancer awareness slogan that the gilbert high school cheerleading squad whipped up for their t-shirts. these shirts would be worn during their october football games to raise funds for the susan g. komen for the cure.
but *gasp* their principal deemed it too inappropriate for the arizona school setting… mind you, students would be wearing nothing but sports bras & “i heart boobies” bracelets.
i gotta applaud the high schoolers for getting involved for a cause. i never really went to “second base” with myself for a checkup. it wasnt until i switched doctors that i learned that i should be giving myself a monthly bse (aka a breast self-exam). its a routine girls should start in their teens (a week after their period when their boobs arent acting up.)
its still not a safe-proof for early detection. i had my annual well-women exam this week & what i thought was my chest bone was actually a lump in my left breast.
an ultrasound & mammogram are scheduled for next week & im not gonna lie… i had a minor freak out all day thursday & friday. after some research though, i learned that only 20% of lumps biopsied actually turn out to be breast cancer.
so ladies, go get your women’s exam every year. get poked for blood work. get probed for your pap smear & get felt up by your doc.