I needed permission

I went to this conference and a nurse had a little corner where she was talking about cancer. And the nurse said in breast cancer, you have to feel of your breasts to find out of if there are any lumps. I said, well, I have an ache right here. So the nurse said that when you go home, you feel free to exam your breasts. Don't have any inhibitions, just go right ahead and do it. I was kind of anxious to get home, because she gave me permission, because Indian women were almost too modest sometimes. I was in the house all by myself and I started feeling of my breasts, and sure enough, that lump was there and it was quite tender. And I said to myself, oh, oh, your suspicions are occurring. Geneva, you have breast cancer.

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