I had my first mammogram yesterday and I will say it was uncomfortable, but not unbearable. They then did a ultrasound and found that I have several cysts on both breasts. I have been instructed to take 400mg of Vitamin E, and if the giant cyst (the one I found) doesn't go down within 2 months, to call back to have it drained.
The Dr said I would be a great candidate for an MRI considering the density of my breasts, the family history on my maternal & paternal side, and the considerable amount of cysts I already have, but that fate is in the hands of my insurance company.
That made me recall something I had read about Christina Applegate, she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer at 36, of which was found by an MRI. She was appalled that early detection resources were not available to all women, like an MRI... Her story never really hit home until now.
Hubby was right, you could say I won the lottery yesterday, and I need to start taking better care of myself. I know that cancer doesn't discriminate, but I don't want to encourage it either.
I need to take a stand for myself, for my health, my future and be an example to my daughters.