Luckily, despite being rare, this type of cancer is treatable and the doctors are confident it can be removed. Chrissy, who is now 10, is on remission and says it’s crucial to be aware of your body no matter how old you are.
Breast self-exam tips
Regularly examining your breast is the best way to find breast cancer on its early stages when there are higher chances for it to be treated successfully. These are 3 tips that can help you:
- examine your breasts standing in front of the mirror, you should look for lumps, dimpling or bulging of the skin, inverted nipple or nipple that has changed position, any redness, swelling or rush;
- make your examinations as regular as possible (preferably once a month), the more you get accustomed with your breasts, the easier for you will be to see if something has changed;
- don’t panic if you find a lump as most women have lumpy areas but consult with your doctor if something stands out and doesn’t go away for several weeks.