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In 2001, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I received this unhappy news after the open house to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and shortly before my birthday. The tumor was so far back in the chest wall that it could have easily gone undetected until it was much larger except for the determination of a mammographer in a small town hospital. She wouldn't stop until she got a clear picture of it. I realize that reaching the five-year milestone is no guarantee that the cancer won't return. So I'm diligent in getting my mammogram and checkups with my oncologist and gynecologist. Thanks to surgeries, chemo, radiation and especially this skilled professional, I have and hope to continue celebrating wedding anniversaries and birthdays for years to come.

Havre de Grace, 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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