Monday, July 23, 2007

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Nicky-Update

To bring you a link to Toddler Planet. WhyMommy is a lovely lady with two adorable young children. I read her blog over at Toddler Planet. She was just recently was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC).

This is an incredibly aggressive form of breast cancer that does NOT start with a lump. NO lump is involved at all. Please read her post I linked to above, and take it to heart. If you notice some of the following symptoms or detect any changes in your breast please contact your GYN and ask if they know about Inflamatory Breast Cancer and tell her/him you want to come in to be seen:

rapid increase in size of one breast
persistent itching of breast or nipple
thickening of breast tissue
stabbing pain
swelling under the arm
dimpling or ridging (for example, when you take your bra off, the bra marks stay – for a while)
flattening or retracting of the nipple
a texture that looks or feels like an orange

And pass the word along.