Early Detection Can Make All the Difference
One Generation vs. The Next
I lost my mom to metastasized breast cancer over 20 years ago. Her diagnosis was not usual, as a primary cancer was never detected and the diagnosis of cancer was given only after breast cancer cells were discovered in her bones after undergoing test after test after agonizing test for almost a year. She fought courageously for 11 years. Although she was religious about her yearly mammograms, we were left to wonder if the right protocols at that time were enough to detect cancer at its earliest stages.
Cancer strikes again
Since the day of my mother's diagnosis, my sister and I have scheduled our yearly mammograms without fail because of our family history, beginning for me at the age of 24.
Three years ago, my sister went in for her yearly mammogram and the radiologist immediately noticed that something didn't look quite right, and she was immediately sent that same day for further testing using everything in the diagnostic arsenal available at her clinic. She underwent surgery and was diagnosed with Stage Zero Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia.
Let me emphasis again that my sister's cancer was detected at Stage Zero. Because of the advances made every year, the importance of having access to the right diagnostic tools and, not to mention, highly-trained, highly-concerned professionals standing by her side, her cancer was detected so early that she is now cancer free and remains so after three years.
Please join me and the Companion for Life team as we walk (or run!) together on October 14th. Let's make sure EVERY cancer is detected at Stage Zero with early diagnosis!
Team Captain - Companion for Life
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