Amalia Rigoni had regular mammograms at 39, 40 and 41, and when an abnormality appeared, she underwent a fine needle biopsy. The biopsy revealed cancer.
"I believe that women should definitely continue to get mammograms... I was 42 when diagnosed and have no family history, as 8 out of 10 women who are diagnosed also do not have family history, "Rigoni said." Even if it is 1 out of 1,000 women … saved by a mammogram, that woman has a face and is more than a statistic. It could be your mother, daughter, sister or another woman in your life."
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(Courtesy Amalia Rigoni)