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I was recently diagnosed with Stage 1 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. After my lumpectomy, I was advanced to Stage 2. I am currently receiving radiation treatment every day for 6 1/2 weeks to be followed by 5 years of hormone therapy. I don't need chemo. To think - I almost skipped my annual mammogram this year because I thought I was fine. Mammograms are uncomfortable, but this was the first one that ever hurt and only on my right breast. I was called in for a second mammogram and an ultrasound because of a suspicious mass in my right breast. Next step a needle core biopsy. When I received the cancer diagnosis, I cried then I went into denial. I still find it hard to believe that I had cancer. Please don't ever skip your mammogram! Thank you to all who keep me positive every day and to a wonderful medical team. A special thank you to my daughter Kim who is by my side through all this. I will beat this! I will survive! And I will never skip my annual mammogram --- ever!

Joan Haughn
Aloha, OR

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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 GreaterGood.org. 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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