I recently had a breast cancer scare.
The Philppine Breast Cancer Society recommends that women in their 30s should get a mammogram yearly. I was oblivious about the rule, but I went to my OB-gyne two weeks ago because of some breast pain. She told me to get a mammogram (read past blog).
I was confident that my mammogram will just be negative, and that I was just being a hypochondriac. When the results came out, it recommended that I had to get an ultrasound as well! That really, really scared me.
I couldn’t believe that it’s happening to uber-health-conscious- me!
It scared me to high frequency that I started planning a will for my son.
When I had an ultrasound last Monday, I found out that I have around 15 cysts in my breasts. I decided to have four doctors opinion . Anyway these cysts, said the doctors, are not cancerous, it’s symptomatic- it comes and goes.
I still have to go back to my OB again, just to have a final go. The breast cancer scare experience has turned me into a health vigilante. Definitely, I am going vegan.