Congratulations to you, Cheryl, on your 6-year anniversary. Your message about self-examination is an extremely important one, and thank you for voicing it. I also found my lump through self-examination, and I have a dear friend who found her lump three different times, and all three times, it was cancer. Mammograms are necessary, but getting to know your own breast--and tissue surrounding the breast if you've had a mastectomy--is critical because it can save your life and/or save you from a later stage diagnosis.
Hugs & prayers,