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Using your “I”s Intellect & Intuition
"Let's keep Fighting Until We All Win"
Lets' use the inherent tools we have in our arsenal to fight against breast cancer. Use your “I”s Intellect & Intuition Intellect: Know that “No News” does not mean “Good News’, it just means “No News” period. Make certain you are informed of your mammogram results in person or by a patient notification letter. It is the law! If additional follow up is recommended, please schedule your appointment. You have taken the first step to better breast health-don’t stop now. Intuition: Ladies your mammogram is done, at least for another year but you are not. Know it’s time to use your “Intuition”. All women are gifted with that inner voice that speaks; if we listen we can hear it pointing us to something that just isn’t right. Breast Inspection is one of the tools that will assist you with staying ahead of the curve of breast cancer by noticing changes in your breast. Touch: Can you feel a lump? Either in the breast, upper chest or armpits. Is there a lumpy area? Or unusual thickening of the breast tissue that doesn’t go away? Is there any unusual pain? Either in part of the breast or the armpit. Look: Any change in size or shape? For example, one breast might become larger or lower than the other. Any change in skin texture? Such as puckering or dimpling of the skin of the breast. Any change in color? For example, the breast may look red or inflamed. What about the appearance or direction of the nipple? For example, one might become inverted (turned in) when it normally points out. Any unusual discharge? One or both nipples might have a discharge. Any rash or crusting of the nipple or surrounding area? Check: Is anything unusual? If so, get it checked out by your doctor as soon as possible. Listen to your “Intuition”-if you have a sense after your Breast Inspection that something is not right getting it checked.
It’s perfectly fine to be wrong-promise. It’s better to be certain.