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I did a search the other day on Google for breast cancer and came across another young girl’s story (coincidentally another wordpress blog) about her own initial misdiagnosis of breast cancer. She was told at the age of 29 that her lump that she presented to her doctor was a cyst. It wasn’t until much later that she learned she had breast cancer, after having shortness of breath symptoms, because it had already spread to her lungs – stage IV (the worst, incurable). I was reading through her blog and was saddened to hear that she lost her battle and died last year. It is SO important to not only be your own advocate and perform self exams, it’s also important to not always trust what your doctor tells you. If you find a lump and are told it’s a cyst without a mammogram, please insist on a mammogram, even a biopsy. It could save your life.