Susan Lorenz had her fifth annual mammogram last year, at age 44. Even though she had no family history of breast cancer, Lorenz's doctor had recommended that she have regular mammograms. When she received a call from the clinic that she needed additional screening on her left breast, she did not suspect that she had cancer -- but a later ultrasound and biopsy confirmed that she had a tumor.
"No one was more shocked than me. My mother, upon hearing the news kept saying, 'but breast cancer doesn't run in our family...'
Well, Mom, it does now."
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. (Courtesy Susan Lorenz)