A breast cancer survivor who found her cancer using a breast self-exam has launched a campaign promoting the practice called "Feel Your Boobies." She hopes that this direct approach will get more women, especially young women, to pay attention and take self- exams seriously.
Diagnosed at the age of 33, she initially had trouble getting doctors to take her lump seriously because she was in good shape, got a lot of exercise ate well. However, it turned out to be a Stage 1 cancer and after 5 months of treatment (including chemo, radiation, and a lumpectomy), she was given a clean bill of health and a 5-year prescription for Tamoxifen). Her personal story is also available at the web site.