Sep 10, 2019 07:02PM jessie123 wrote:
Mimi -- I had very dense fibrocystic breast for years before I got older. I felt the same way -- couldn't and didn't do monthly breast exams because I had so many lumps from the fibrocystic disease. It caused too much stress because everything was a lump. Anyway -- go ahead and do the monthly exams. When I felt my lump last November I knew IMMEDIATELY that it was different. The lump was very hard and attached (didn't move). You will know the difference. It didn't feel anything like my fibrocystic lumps. They say to become familiar with your breast, but even if you're not you will recognize a hard lump. So go ahead and check --- mine never showed up on Mammogram since it was ILC. I doubt that they will let you do a yearly MRI and some cancers don't even show up on ultrasound -----go ahead a check monthly.