Early Detection Saves Lives
I was diagnosed with stage 2 invasive ductal and lobular breast cancer at the age of 39. That said, based on the size of my tumor, doctors estimate that I’d had it for at minimum two years prior. Getting a mammogram at the age of 40 is outdated. Don’t wait, especially if you suspect something, have family history of breast cancer, and/or have a high risk gene. I feel very grateful for my significant other, he is the one who detected it. Luckily he comes from a family of doctors. I can’t stress enough how important it is to be in tune with your body and learn how to do self exams properly and take them seriously. Teach your significant other how to do the exams too! No one thinks they will be “the one” that gets cancer, until you do.