Jaclyn Fletcher said she has diligently had her annual mammograms since she was 40. She said that at age 48, a mammogram detected a lump she could not feel with a breast self-exam -- a lump that turned out to be a stage II, aggressively spreading cancer that had spread to her lymph nodes.
"Without my annual mammogram I had this year at age 48, I shudder to think of how advanced my breast cancer would have been if I had to wait another two years, until age 50+ to get one... I cannot fathom how large [my tumor] may have grown and/or how far it may have spread if I waited an additional two years until after I reached the age of 50."
For more personal stories about breast cancer, visit BreastCancer.org. (Courtesy Jaclyn Fletcher)