OK, so just quick note. I write about the mammogram and will write about other procedures related to breast cancer. I mention (and/or joke) about the discomfort when getting a mammogram. Not all women feel discomfort, and those that do may feel it to varying degrees. Everyone is different. That being said if I had to choose between the discomfort I feel when getting my mammogram or the possibility that cancer is growing and may be spreading unchecked in my breast, I’ll take the mammogram any time. I can’t stress enough that early detection is one of the keys to survival (in my opinion). So be sure to get your mammogram done regularly. If you are not sure when to start getting them or how often, check with your doctor.