You don’t believe it could ever happen to you.
I never did either. But as a 17 year old back then, I panicked when I discovered the formation of 2 hard lumps inside. At first, I cried alone. I didn’t even tell my mom until I was fully composed, Googled information and researched until I had atleast some understanding of what was happening.
It was then I realized that this MAY OR MAY NOT be the end for me. We got the lumps thoroughly checked by a doctor and found they were benign at the time. However, they had to be surgically removed in order to eliminate any risk. They were removed in a two hour surgery, the run up to which, I remember in graphic detail. But since then, every single hour of every single day, I’m simply grateful for the fact that I’m alive , healthy and happy.
The fact that one in every eight women in the world succumbs to Breast Cancer each year, makes me shudder. Breast cancer is curable if detected in the early stages. So conduct self examinations every six months, look for signs and symptoms and get a mammography done along with your regular health check-ups.
Read here for crucial information regarding Breast Cancer: You need to know this!
Conduct a self examination: SEE HOW
Other Early Detection methods: Read more
Do yourself a favor: Be aware, be responsible.
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Fashionably Yours will be covering the upcoming Fashion show with Breast Cancer survivors on the 21st of October, Friday, at Burjuman Mall. Stay tuned for contests and giveaways from Burjuman, on Fashionably Yours.