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