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.