How a Workout Led to a Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Regular exercise is a great part of a healthy lifestyle. However, it’s good to be in tune with your body to ensure any soreness you feel is the cause of a rigorous workout and not something more. According to Amarillo Globe-News, Jamy Evans knew something wasn’t right when she felt pain in her chest after a workout.
“I began to test the soreness and found a lump in my chest,” Evans told the source. “My doctor said he did not think it was anything but to get it checked out anyway. So I had a mammogram done, and there was an area of concern.”
After an ultrasound and a biopsy, it was confirmed that the mass was breast cancer. While she still is in the preliminary phases of her journey, she found the lump early and her form of the disease isn’t aggressive. Evans hasn’t chosen a treatment plan yet, but she is staying active and recently took part in a breast cancer awareness race.
Create an early detection plan
According to the National Cancer Institute, when breast cancer is detected early the 5-year survival rate is 98 percent. The organization has created Early Detection Plan, which is a web-based application accessible on your computer and mobile device. It helps women schedule their yearly mammogram and clinical breast exam. Additionally, it has a map to breast cancer clinics.