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Emily's Breast Friends

Early detection saves lives. While this statement is starting to sound like a cliche, it's true. I'm living proof. Three years ago at the age of 36, I went in for a baseline mammogram with zero reason to think I had cancer. But, thanks to the 3D mammography technology, a tumor was detected during the screening. I had cancer. Not only did I have cancer, it was an aggressive form of Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. 

Both my mom's mother and a sister had breast cancer. Being considered a high risk individual, I faithfully did self exams, but I never felt a lump. Even after it was found and I knew exactly where it was, I still couldn't feel it. And, because of the location of the tumor coupled with my dense breast tissue, the doctors believe it would have taken years before I would have felt anything at all. Years! 

Advanced technology saved my life. Cancer can be a very complicated thing, but having access to the appropriate and necessary technology doesn't have to be complicated at all. Palmetto Health Foundation's goal of $750,000 will be used to help fund the purchase of the hospital's seventh 3D mammography unit.

Join Emily's Breast Friends or make a donation today and help Palmetto Health Foundation provide the best care to our community. Take it from me, your participation and contributions will be helping save lives. 

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