A few years ago, I thought I had found a lump in my breast. Well, it was more in my armpit actually and it scared the heck out of me. I’d been to the doctors before about what I thought were lumps and the doctors had always examined me and sent me on my way with a “it’s nothing to worry about, some women just have lumpier boobs than others”, but this felt different. It was hard and pea-sized and felt tender to the touch. I obsessed over it for days before finally taking the plunge, and the doctor obviously thought it was enough of something to be concerned about and sent me to the breast clinic at the hospital. After a thorough exam and an ultrasound of the area, the specialists came to the conclusion that it was just a cyst and nothing to worry about, but it has prompted me to be even more on-the-ball when it comes to self-checks.
Just recently, Husband and I were reading an article in a paper which showed all of the signs to look out for and although I thought my knowledge was on-point, there were still a couple of things that I hadn’t known to look for. Breastlight is an incredible new product to hit the market which actually allows women to look through their breast tissue to see any potential anomalies, and it’s something in which I’m seriously considering an investment. Watch the video below for more information:
Making a breast-check part of your routine could make a massive difference to the detection of any lumps which may be cancerous, and the results speak for themselves:
Breastlight Was well received and Understood
- 78% of women said Breastlight was easy to use
- Breastlight was clearly seen by women (over 99%) as an addition to their current breast awareness & screening routines rather than a substitute
Breastlight encouraged more frequent breast awareness
- After using Breastlight, regular checkers (once a month and more) increased from 44% to 76%
- After using Breastlight, less frequent and non – checkers decreased fom 34% to 8%
Breastlight improved women’s confidence in self checking
- 80% were more confident after using Breastlight
Breastlight was particularly valued by certain groups
- Women 30 – 49 who are not having regular mammograms
- Women with lumpy breasts
- Women with large breasts
Of the 1087 women, 14 (1.3%) consulted a GP because they were concerned
Of these, three have had mammograms and one was subsequently diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. She has had an operation and is recovering well.
The outcome of the mammograms for the two other women is awaited.
Would you consider using a Breastlight? Do you think this would help you to be more thorough in checking your own breasts? Do leave me a comment below as I’d love to hear from you.