We’re told to examine our breasts every month to detect changes. Yet, if you’re unhappy with your breast size, you’re less likely to do a self-exam and if you find “something”, you won’t report it to your doctor.
The women who were studied revealed that one-third wanted smaller breasts and half wanted a larger size; only 20% were satisfied. About a third of them said they’ve never done a self-exam.
The bottom line is that the more dissatisfied a woman is with her breast size, the less frequently she checked for changes.
Self-examination can trigger shame and embarrassment, so it’s avoided.
Out of the women who were studied, more than half said they wouldn’t see their doctor if they felt a lump and 10 percent said they’d wait until the last possible moment to take action. Some said they wouldn’t do anything at all.
Ladies, be aware that you’re not alone in your feelings, but let’s not die of embarrassment, either.
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