Joann Long, who has no family history of breast cancer, had delayed her fourth-ever mammogram due to other members of her family being hospitalized. But when she had her next mammogram, doctors found her breast cancer. She began receiving treatment immediately.
"Anyone with cancer knows time is of the essence and critical in your fight for survival. Delay and detecting any cancers at later stages is a sure way to stack the odds of survival against you."
For more personal stories about breast cancer, visit BreastCancer.org. (Courtesy Joann Long)