Screening for cancer: don't underestimate its importance.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Almost 40 years ago, a routine Pap smear picked up an early cervical cancer. I had treatment and have had no signs of recurrence.

I found out yesterday that an early breast cancer was detected thanks to a screening mammogram. I'll have a biopsy to confirm the specific type of cancer on January 6, then find out what treatment the surgeon advises. I've been reassured that the prognosis is excellent with a cancer this small.

Ladies, don't let fear prevent you from having an excellent chance for survival. I plan on being able to wish you a Merry Christmas for years to come, and want you to be able to do the same.

Merry Christmas!
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  • no profile photo CD6041887
    Hope all is going well.... emoticon
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  • KAREN91
    My mom is a breast cancer survivor for the same reason. She had a lumpectomy with lymph node removal in 1999 and she remains cancer free since 2000. Her cancer was detected by a routine mammogram. She had no symptoms at the time. Three of her eight sisters who waited to be tested after they found a lump have died of breast cancer.
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  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    We have traveled the same road. I was 27 when early cervical cancer was diagnosed and successfully treated. At 48 it was uterine cancer diagnosed and treated successfully. Two weeks ago and abnormal mammography at 68. I will have a needle biopsy on the 9th.

    Life is good embrace it. Treat yourself with the same love and care that you treat others. That includes having your screenings.

    Merry Christmas emoticon
    2627 days ago
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