A Breast Cancer primer - the impersonal biopsy
Before describing the biopsy, a dear friend and breast cancer survivor, Diane Pia, told me that I should talk about breast size regarding mammograms. She says, "I am always amazed how flat they manage to squish my small breasts. They get right to the rib cage and squeeze to what seems like the size of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on Wonderbread. Doesn't hurt, but honestly, it is uncomfortable." She and I are at opposite ends of the body-size spectrum, but her description fits all sizes. Big or small, breasts have to get squished to get a good picture. Enough said.