At the annual Relay for Life held in Greeneville, Tennessee, they make the following announcement: “One in eight women and one in 1000 men will get breast cancer.”
Imagine a woman walking into a room with seven other women. It is quite possible that one of those eight women has had, currently has, or will get breast cancer sometime in her lifetime.
With the football college season cranking up, the men could look around the stadium of 100,000 male and female spectators. Close to 100 of those male spectators has had, currently has, or will get breast cancer sometime in his lifetime.
This author was even one of those eight women. She was diagnosed with breast cancer early in January of 2010. At the time, had she been aware that there were five other symptoms to watch for other than a lump, she might not have ended up losing both of her breasts. By the way, she has been fully in remission since that August 2010 day of her double mastectomy.
Early detection is the key to saving your breasts and possibly your life. Be so aware of how your breasts normally look and feel that anything odd immediately alerts you to make an appointment with your doctor. It might be simply a cyst, or it might be malignant breast cancer.
There are six main breast cancer warning signs you shouldn't ignore. The author learned about one of them through personal experience. The other breast cancer signs and symptoms she learned about from meeting up with other breast cancer survivors and from her oncology doctor and chemo nurses. Since that time, she has become a zealot on wishing to spread the news so that men and women everywhere will remain as safe as possible.