Thanks to all of you for sharing your incredible stories on Learn Look Locate, more people all over the world will know more about what to look for when doing a self breast check. I never once did a self breast check but feel if I had seen a visual like this one it would have helped me at least know what a tumor could look and feel like! This is also was ONE of the main reasons WHY I started LEARN LOOK LOCATE- Especially to help so many of you who are YOUNGER than me, and have NO ACCESS to mammograms!
Although a small reminder, and yes colorful:) I really hope we can spread this visual to the world so we at least have a sense of what a tumor could feel like!
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD and the IMAGE especially NOW because so so many women have missed their MAMMOGRAMS due to COVID! IT COULD BE LIFE-SAVING!
Dr. Julie Reiland, MD a breast surgeon for over 20 years carries a small, jagged gravel rock in her pocket to show women who ask what breast cancer feels like.
“The stone I carry is 1 centimeter smaller than the length of a dime. One centimeter is about the smallest cancer that can be felt with a breast exam.
“When you are conducting your monthly self-breast exam, a lump that feels like a hard rock with jagged irregular edges and doesn’t move easily is more likely to be cancer. Be sure to check with your doctor if you feel anything new or different.
Please check yourself, your partner and often! Breast cancer does not rest.