I was only 38 when I found a lump myself in a self examine. I had a mammogram 1 year earlier and wasn't due for another one for 4 more years. Not being very good at making myself do monthly self examine, something told me to do it that day. I felt a lump but tried telling myself it was nothing. Tried again the next day, it was still there so went to the doctor. Tests found it was breast cancer. I had a lumpectomy and then extreme chemo and radiation. Thankfully I went to the doctor and didn't wait the 4 years until my next mammogram or I probably wouldn't be here! I'm a firm believer in self examines and try to pass the word around. 18 years cancer free and still counting!!!!