BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
image courtesy of Jemima's Journal
Have you had your mammogram?
This past Thursday I went in for a diagnostic mammogram. I've been having some breast pain, of late, in my right breast. They wanted to perform the diagnostic mammogram, rather than a screening mammogram, just to be on the safe side.
After being smooshed, squeezed and compressed in every which way imaginable the radiologist determined, based on the results, that it was best to go ahead and perform an ultrasound on that right breast. Now worries begin to beset. Oh no, surely not the big "C". Fears escalate a bit when the technician comes back into the room to tell me that the radiologist would like to speak with me, personally.
The radiologist enters and tells me that what I have are benign cysts. Oh thank God, only the little "c". One cyst had enlarged from my previous mammogram and that could be why I was feeling some pain. All in all GREAT NEWS.
Unfortunately, the news isn't that great for other women. Please use this "close call" as a reminder to regularly examine yourself and get your yearly mammograms. Your life may be dependent upon it someday.