To all the ladies, my beloved ladies friends,
I hope, wish and beg you gals to take care of yourself and take note of your own body.
This morning I got a call from my friend. She has lump in her breast for quite sometime but she ignore it as it is not painful and she just hope it will disappear by miracle.... It is only recently when she feel the pain then she went for check up. Even the moment before check up, she is still wondering should she go for the check up. The doctor told her that she has lump in both breast and hence the doc asked her to go for opt on Thursday.
She said the moment the doc told her about the opt, she cried. When she called me, she cried. But dear, wht's the point of crying now??? U shld have taken care of yourself, we are all adults and are responsible for our own health.......wht's the point of asking, "why me?"
There are many causes and type of breast lump and eighty percent of breast lumps are benign i.e. not cancerous. Benign breast lumps usually have smooth edges and can be moved slightly when you push against them. However, it should be checked by a doctor to make sure the lump is benign. The doctor will confirm:
The presence of the lump
The size, shape, contour, mobility and sensitivity of the lump
Presence or absence of other lumps
A change in the feel or appearance of the skin on the breast or nipple (dimpled, puckered, scaly or inflamed)
Bloody or clear fluid discharge from the nipples
Any lumps in the armpits
For details, visit http://www.alife.org.sg/en_breast_lumps.php
However, Breast Cancer is also very common and there is an raising trend. Up to 20% of all cancers diagnosed in women are breast cancers. Between 1993 and 1997, about 3,574 women were diagnosed to have breast cancer in Singapore.
For more information about breast cancer, visit http://www.nccs.com.sg/cedu/pt_04_5c.htm
What I wana stress here is, please do not continue to be ignorance and hope miracle will happen. When your body feel pain or uncomfortable, it might be a signal send by the body to the brain saying someting is not right. Please consult the doctor at once.
And if the worst has happen, be strong, be brave and be a warrior, fight against it. When there is a will, there is a way. Its really not going to help sitting there crying. Please Help your loves ones by helping yourself!
Nevertheless, I sincerely hope and pray that my friend is alright.