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Old 08-08-2010, 10:44 PM   #27
borealowl
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I had very early stage breast cancer eight years ago. Had not had a mammo in several years but after having a tumor in my parotid (salivary) gland, they recommended a mammo. (The tumor was diagnosed as cancerous but when removed turned out not to be, thank goodness!) The breast cancer was in such early stages there was no lump and they told me it would not have been detected six months before. Noone in my family had had either salivary or breast cancer. I never smoked. The whole thing was such a shock but I am doing well now. I was given a choice of mastectomy or lumpectomy with radiation, which is what I chose. I urge everyone to get their mammos and there is a low cost alternative most places you go. One program is BCC through the government if you have no other health care.
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