June of this year, we had our company Annual Physical Exam or APE. During the physical exam, aside from taking our medical history, the doctor will also perform a breast exam upon the permission of the patient. I usually skip this part because most times, the doctors that come to our office during APE are males and I’d rather be seen by a female doctor.
This year’s APE, it was a female doctor so I said yes to a breast exam. While checking my breasts, the doctor asked me if we had a family history of cancer (not that I know of), if I self examine my breasts (which I do not), and if I have had a breast ultrasound before (never).
She paused talking for a few minutes and asked me, “Nararamdaman mo ‘to?”.
And the world stopped.Continue reading “My Big C Scare – A Breast Cancer Awareness Post”