Anonymous asked:

How do you tell the difference between normal breast lumps and breast cancer lumps?

themidwifeisin answered:

The best way to figure out the difference is by going in for a visit with your clinician and asking them to do a breast exam.  After they give you the all clear, you can go home and do your own exam to see that everything you feel is healthy and normal.

There are a few quick and dirty things to look for when you’re doing it yourself:

  • Symmetry: unhealthy lumps almost never occur symmetrically - if you have a matching lump on the other breast, it’s most likely monthly breast changes.
  • Shape: if the lump has even edges - for example you can feel that it’s really a nice round or oval lump, you’re in good hands.  It’s the ones that have irregular shapes that are at a higher risk for malignancy.
  • Moveability: Can you move it?  Being fixed in place is a bad sign.

Then look for these signs:


*Reminder - breast pain is very rarely associated with cancer.  






if you are not scared yet

you would be scared as fuck if you would know how easy to develop a cancer. 

Everyone should pay attention for signs of cancer. Catching it in the first stages could save your life. When i was 12 i found a swollen lump under the skin of my armpit while showering. A few months later i was in surgery for removal and later found.out it was hodgkins lymphoma and it had already begin to spread. 6 yrs of fighting. Radiation. Chemo. Surgeries. And ive been in remission for 7 yrs now. But i have a cancer you live with for life technically its dorment inside my body. So i must always watch for signs. Cancer is not a joke. And if you know anyone who has it or has had it. Please be supportive. And remember how important it is to watch for signs that you could have cancer. And always see a DR never self diagnose through webMD.


Fall Out Boy Songs for the Signs


  • Aries- The Phoenix
  • Taurus- Grand Theft Autumn
  • Gemini- Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying
  • Cancer- A Little Less 16 Candles, A Little More “Touch Me”
  • Leo- “The Take Over, The Breaks Over”
  • Virgo- Sugar, We’re Goin Down
  • Libra- America’s Suitehearts
  • Scorpio- Tell That Mick He Just Made My List of Things to Do Today
  • Sagittarius- Thnks fr th Mmrs
  • Capricorn- Fame < Infamy
  • Aquarius- Dance, Dance
  • Pisces- 20 Dollar Nose Bleed
Isn’t it time to acknowledge the ugly side? I’ve grown quite weary of the spunky heroines, brave rape victims, soul-searching fashionistas that stock so many books. I particularly mourn the lack of female villains — good, potent female villains. Not ill-tempered women who scheme about landing good men and better shoes (as if we had nothing more interesting to war over), not chilly WASP mothers (emotionally distant isn’t necessarily evil), not soapy vixens (merely bitchy doesn’t qualify either). I’m talking violent, wicked women. Scary women. Don’t tell me you don’t know some. The point is, women have spent so many years girl-powering ourselves — to the point of almost parodic encouragement — we’ve left no room to acknowledge our dark side. Dark sides are important. They should be nurtured like nasty black orchids.
Gillian Flynn (via abramblerose)