My Big C Scare – A Breast Cancer Awareness Post

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.

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