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Friday, 8 November 2013

Be More Aware

Baby G is 7 months old now. Look at how time flies. I remembered not long ago, I just gave birth and breastfed him. He doesn't take the breasts now and I missed the feeling of him suckling my breasts.


I remembered after about a week giving birth and breastfeeding, lumpy milk ducts formed on both my armpits. Yes, you read it right, on both my armpits. It felt like "soft marbles" and it could "move around" when I squeezed on it. When I squeezed them, hell, it was painful but I wanted to know what was inside, so I squeezed harder. White-yellowish milky liquid oozed out. I believe it was breast milk, no? The lumps stayed in my armpits for more than a month. After confinement, they miraculously dissapeared. Did I think about that big C word? Yes I did, for a moment.

A friend of my sister's is only 30, mother of 2, breastfeeds, has no family history of cancer, yet, she was tested positive for breast cancer at 3rd stage recently after a "milk lump" didn't go away after a few days. 

So be more aware of your breasts. Wearing a pink ribbon is just not enough. 

If you know of any warriors or survivors, somebody wanted me to create awareness and spread the word that AXA AFFIN, in collaboration with National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM), are supporting cancer patients currently undergoing treatment under their program. For every blog posted by one blogger, AXA AFFIN will fund the NCSM daycare usage to one cancer patient going through recovery for one day.

If you are interested to blog about this and want to know more about how this blogger campaign works, you may contact her.

Disclaimer: This is not a paid post and I am not in any way related or working for AXA, but I am just sharing what I think every women should be aware. It could happen to you, whether you are 13 or 31, and whether you have family history of cancer or not. 

10 comments:

  1. wow, must be scary to feel those "lumps" huh?? first thought must be alerting that those could be C.. but thank god they were really just your excess "nen nen" and gone right after your confinement.. :)

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    1. I was shocked at first, never seen anything like that before. Imagine 3 bumps formed in your armpit! I wonder how they ended up there. And then when I squeezed out, milky liquid oozed out, kinda like nanah... yucky.. I wonder how they came out from there, instead of from my nipples, heh..

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  2. wonderful initiatives from you to write a post to create awareness and spread the word!! you will earn good merits and good karma for your life for sure.. :)

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    1. Become woman not easy ahh.. Have to scared this, scared that.. Worry about breasts nevermind, somemore need to worry the womb and cervix too..

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    1. Yep, he's 7 months now. I still remembered giving birth just yesterday and cursing my confinement lady like she was sent from hell.

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  4. The Big C is surely a scary topic. One in every 4 woman will kena it :(

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    1. Yep, especially women, whether we are young or old. Thats why we cannot be lazy to go for our annual checkup lor.. Check nennen, ovaries, womb and pap smear... I hate pap smear tho..

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  5. What a cute baby you have! Soon he will be a teenager in just a wink. You just shared a good awareness posting to warn all ladies out there. I have been involved with the cancer patients at Hospice Malaysia for many years and have seen so much pain in them. I used to fetch many Stage -4 patients to various hospitals for treatments and all have gone to heavens.

    Good that you have safe and please wash your ketiak everyday! Muahahahaha

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    1. Ever since I discovered those lumps in my armpits, I squeeze and check my ketiak everyday.. I am still wondering til today, how milk can end up oozing from there..

      Yes, I know Hospice. My mum was involved years ago, and I used to follow her there. Located in Cheras. But stopped going since I moved out.

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