Two months ago I noticed a lump in my right breast, I just put it down to working out and just ignored it. Fast forward to last week and I noticed it was much larger still I wasn’t to bothered I had an upcoming doctors appointment and thought I would mention it then. Before I go on I am perfectly well ( luckily the lump was nothing to worry about ).
After the doctor saw me she referred me to the local hospital for a breast clinic, I’m not going to lie despite being 99% it was absolutely nothing, that 1% was absolutely terrifying. It made me realise that I don’t look after my health enough, what good is getting fit and working out for hours if I don’t look after my insides. The staff at the hospital were amazing unfortunately you don’t relax until you are having the ultrasound. Luckily I had nothing to worry about but so many people are not so luckily. Even if only one of you beautiful readers check your breasts today that’s one less person whom needs to worry.
Breast changes to look out for
See your GP if you notice any of the following changes:
- a change in the size, outline or shape of your breast
- a change in the look or feel of your skin, such as puckering or dimpling
- a new lump, thickening or bumpy area in one breast or armpit that is different from the same area on the other side
- nipple discharge that’s not milky
- bleeding from your nipple
- a moist, red area on your nipple that doesn’t heal easily
- any change in nipple position, such as your nipple being pulled in or pointing differently
- a rash on or around your nipple
- any discomfort or pain in one breast, particularly if it’s a new pain and doesn’t go away (although pain is only a symptom of breast cancer in rare cases)
So please next time you are in the shower just have a look and a feel and that goes to you men to!!!! Breast cancer affects men as well as women. I know I will be checking my breasts monthly, I can safely say I never want to go through the last couple of weeks again!
If you do notice anything unusual please go and see your GP as soon as possible and seek medical advice.