There are many different types of breast cancer, and there are different identifying marks. I had lumps. Some people have a visible change in the texture of their breasts, such as puckering, or a cottage cheese type look. I don’t know much about those though, because I had the lumps.
How big were they? What did they feel like? Could I see them?
They started small. Then grew really fast. They felt hard. I had previously had a breast cyst for a few years, but the cancer feels different from a cyst. The lumps were harder. Stick out your elbow and press on the tip with your finger. That’s what the cancer felt like. I could start to see them protruding in the final few months that I had them. I don’t mean protruding as in trying to break the skin. I mean they were just so big that their hard forms became noticeable in comparison to squishy boobs. So it began to sort of look like I had corners of something hiding within my fat tissue.
This is how big the lumps were at about 2 weeks before I had my double mastectomy surgery.
Now go take a shower, soap yourself up and check your breasts. Being all soapy and wet makes it easier to feel those irregularities.