Ellen March credits her breast cancer diagnosis to an unlikely source – her infant twins.
March, then 37, noticed that the 15-month-old babies began rejecting her left breast when they nursed. She thought the breast wasn’t producing milk and decided to stop using it. She expected the breast to get a little harder for a short time after that, then soften. But instead it stayed harder and got larger.
March decided to ask her primary care physician about it at her upcoming annual physical. That led to a breast biopsy and the discovery of a stage 3, 13-centimeter tumor.
“My twins discovered my cancer pretty much before anyone else did. They are probably the reason that I found it,” March said.