Why I Do a Monthly Self Breast Exam

by Staci1219

Staci 60 DayWhen my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 59 it was a shock to my whole family. They found it through a regular routine checkup, she had to have a lumpectomy and remove some lymph nodes.

After she recovered from the surgery she started on a round of Chemo and radiation. Mom was a trooper through all that, she had her good days and bad days like everybody does but she got thru it.

A year to the day later she went back for her check up and found out she had AML(acute myloid leukemia) My mom is the oldest out of 10 siblings and her baby sister is the one who gave her bone marrow when they did mom’s bone marrow transplant. She is a SURVIVOR, she is my HERO!

With everything that happened from mom finding out she had breast cancer, I was 29 years old, a new mom. Also I have had two biopsies so far that the doctors have found benign tumors because of fibrocystic changes. I have had a diagnostic mammogram or ultrasound every 6 months since; I am now fixing to be 37 years old at the end of the month. I do my SBE every month also. I don’t gripe about it, it’s just a fact of life. I urge everyone young and old to keep up with their yearly mammograms and SBE’s. 

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