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Old 09-30-2012, 09:15 AM   #151
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Hi Ladies,
I am hoping to join in the fun this year.
My Aunt and Mom both were breast cancer survivors. I was 8 years old when my Aunt was first diagnosed. Back then, no one spoke about it. In fact, the doctor left the OR to ask my Uncle's permission to remove my Aunt's breast! She woke up and then found out she had had a mastectomy. Back then the Halsted procedure was preferred, even the underlying muscle was taken leaving you "caved in". I am so glad medical techniques have improved.
Coming from Long Island with such a high breast cancer rate has always kept me vigilant about my yearly mammmogram appointments.
Have you had your mammogram, yet?
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