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October 8th, 2012, 06:57 AM
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How often do you do self breast exams?

Do you know of anyone that has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer?

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October 8th, 2012, 07:18 AM
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not as often as I should.

ONe of my best friends mom passed away from breast cancer in 2009 :-(
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October 8th, 2012, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by krislati View Post
not as often as I should.

ONe of my best friends mom passed away from breast cancer in 2009 :-(
I'm really sorry about your friends mom. My good friends mother had to have a mastectomy on both of her breasts. I feel really bad for her because she is so depressed from it.

I don't check like I should either. Also I haven't gone for my yearly exam at the gyno yet. It's been like 14 months.
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October 8th, 2012, 08:40 AM
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I check monthly. I set an alarm.

I know TOO many people with breast cancer in the past 5 years..
My cousin 5 years ago, my aunt a few months ago. My best friend last year, and a close friend just recently.

I hate breast cancer.
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October 8th, 2012, 01:13 PM
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I check just about every time I take a shower.

My mom had breast cancer when I was in 6th grade, and my aunt recently died from breast and ovarian cancer. They did the gene testing and found out that they both carry the breast cancer gene. My sister and I were both tested, and neither of us have it, nor does my female cousin. I still check anyway b/c I could still get it, but less likely.

I have a hard lump about the size of a small grape in my right breast below my nipple, but my dr isn't concerned about it b/c it hasn't drastically changed size in a couple years. It really freaked me out, though, b/c it started out about the size of the lump in the fake breast you can feel to see what a lump would feel like.
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October 8th, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Every so often but I really don't do it. I should.

My mom had breast cancer twice and had to have one breast removed. This year is 10 years cancer free (Amen!). My aunt had it as well.
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October 8th, 2012, 04:53 PM
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Not as often as I should. I get squeamish about it and feel anxious about every. little. bump. I wish I was better about it.

Dh has a coworker who's wife was diagnosed with it last year. She had to have a double mastectomy and she'll need to be on hormone therapy for 10 years, which means that their family plans have changed and they'll either stay childless or choose to adopt. She otherwise is doing well, though, so that is wonderful.
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October 8th, 2012, 06:07 PM
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I check just about every shower. My mother was diagnosed in Nov. 2010 (just before DD's first birthday) with triple negative breast cancer stage 3.
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October 8th, 2012, 07:48 PM
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I never used to, but I'm currently breast feeding so I am very familiar with them. I should implement a regular routine.

My mom's best friend has had a double masectomy, her mom and aunt passed from it, her sister is currently I believe about 7 years cancer free, her daughter has not been tested but she is very diligent about checking. Its a terrible disease.
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October 9th, 2012, 05:14 PM
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I do one maybe every 3 months, they make me anxious, what if I find something? Silly thinking, I know.

I know lots of people and have worked with many patients with it, not fun.
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October 11th, 2012, 05:44 AM
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I check once a month. I know 3 ladies in my church that were diagnosed with breast cancer

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