Liz Holmes, a 46-year-old stay-at-home mom with two young children, had her first mammogram when she was 42. However, she did not have another until this past August. That most recent mammogram detected a stage I breast cancer that had fortunately not spread to her lymph nodes. She is now undergoing treatment.
"I had the attitude of 'there is no history of breast cancer in my family, and I work out and take care of myself; breast cancer can't possibly happen to me,' so I didn't go in for my yearly mammograms. Boy, was I ever wrong."
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(Courtesy Liz Holmes)