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My mother found a lump on her breast at age 52. She had a radical mastectomy and radiation. She was a trouper through it all and my father was loving and supportive. At age 78 she found another cancer site via mammography and had a second, less radical mastectomy.

I, too, have been dilligent in getting mammography. So far I have had a benign tumor removed in my twenties and have found two sites of lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS), areas of calcifications that are markers for future cancer. My mother knew and I know that through early detection we can survive.

Lois Benjamin
Frederick, MD

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Your click on the "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button helps fund free mammograms for women in need — low-income, inner-city and minority women whose awareness of breast cancer and opportunity for help is often limited. Your click is paid for by site sponsors, and mammogram funding is provided to clinics throughout the U.S. through grants distributed by With a simple, daily click of the pink "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button at The Breast Cancer Site, visitors help to provide free mammograms for women in need. Visitors pay nothing. In addition to clicking the pink "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button, visitors can help more by shopping in The Breast Cancer Site store. With each item purchased, shoppers generate funds that provide free mammograms for women in need.

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