About 5 years ago, I was in the shower doing my regular breast exam, and I found a lump in my left breast. It was rather large and tender to the touch.
Needless to say, it freaked me the fuck out!!
I stressed over it for 5 days until I finally went to a clinic that offers free mamograms and had one done.
The results of the mamogram were that the lump was just a cyst, not cancer.
The doctor told me the fact that it hurt to the touch, was a good sign. He said that a cancer tumor would not hurt to the touch.
I'm not a VIP anymore, so I can't make my name pink, and I can't say that I'm a survivor or anything, but I do support Breast Cancer Awareness month.
PLEASE, go get a mamogram done, no matter what your age.
It might just save your life.