Friday, March 11, 2005

dying......

i think i'm dying....for months now, i can feel this pain in my chest. i'm constantly checking it to see if the lumps stay there. there are a lot of times that it gets really painful. i'm too scared to go to the doctor to have it checked so i just searched for it in google and here's what i found:


Try to get in the habit of doing a breast self-examination once a month to familiarize yourself with how your breasts normally look and feel. Examine yourself several days after your period ends, when your breasts are least likely to be swollen and tender. If you are no longer having periods, choose a day that's easy to remember, such as the first or last day of the month.

Don't panic if you think you feel a lump. Most women have some lumps or lumpy areas in their breasts all the time. Eight out of ten breast lumps that are removed are benign, non-cancerous.

Breasts tend to have different "neighborhoods." The upper, outer area—near your armpit—tends to have the most prominent lumps and bumps. The lower half of your breast can feel like a sandy or pebbly beach. The area under the nipple can feel like a collection of large grains. Another part might feel like a lumpy bowl of oatmeal.

What's important is that you get to know the look and feel of YOUR breasts' various neighborhoods. Does something stand out as different from the rest (like a rock on a sandy beach)? Has anything changed? Bring to the attention of your doctor any changes in your breasts that:

last over a full month's cycle, OR

seem to get worse or more obvious over time
Knowing how your breasts usually look and feel may also help you avoid needless biopsies—a procedure in which the doctor takes a small sample of breast tissue and examines it under a microscope.



reading this made me feel better but still i'm not sure about being really safe. maybe i'll go visit the doctor...maybe not.

here's the link to
Breast Self Exam

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