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Why a Yearly Mammo is not Enough…My Story

I had a bit of a scare last week. I went for my yearly exam and mammogram with my gyn and had a clear report from both. The next week I had a routine visit with my primary doctor. He does these exams also. I almost told him not to do it, and he almost did not do it since I had one the week before. I also told my daughter, who works there, to cancel the appointment but she talked me into going. He found a lump and sent me for an ultrasound. When he got the test back, he said things like “It is a solid and not a cyst” “I guess the reason the mammo didn’t find it is because mammos don’t catch every kind of cancer” and “I checked my notes and I wrote nothing about this last year. It is new.” My mother has had breast cancer twice, therefore we have to be extra careful for sure. He pulled strings and got me in to see a surgeon he recommends on Friday. The surgeon found it immediately and biopsied it. I got the results back yesterday at 5:00 p.m., and it isn’t cancer. It is a fibroadenoma and may be precancerous. They will take it out and test further, but feel it is nothing. Over the week-end the thoughts of having cancer, and possibly chemo, etc., especially when beggining a new position…whew, just too much. God is good and has blessed me abundantly more than I think or ask, once more. I am so thankful to Him, and for such a thorough doctor, and for a daughter who watches out for her Mom. So, as it turns out, my start date moving to Sept. 8th due to Labor Day is a blessing and I will be good as new by then. God’s timing was all over this for sure…as always.

“Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” Ephesians 3:20

Now let’s all take this as a reminder to do breast exams regularly!! Also, there are certain things the CDC says we can do for prevention…let’s do them…

http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/basic_info/prevention.htm

Check out: Bright Pink:

http://www.brightpink.org/awareness-to-action/early-detection/?gclid=CjwKEAjw4PCfBRCz966N9pvJ4GASJAAEdM_KJBFvRQut-OTOeWFLkeWMbU-iflVwpIapwZwGyahDFxoCNzrw_wcB

http://www.brightpink.org/about-us/

Sign Up For These Reminders!…

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Post these messages on Facebook:

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Text PINK to 59227 to receive @BrightPink’s Breast Health Reminders, monthly text message reminders to be breast self-aware. It’s time to treasure your chest!

Blessings!

Kim Crawford 8.26.14

 

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