Check out my op-ed in The Denver Gazette! This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, spreading awareness about the importance of mammography screenings has been a top priority. In this article, I share critical information and statistics about preventing or detecting breast cancer early with mammograms.
Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
I remember hearing my health-care provider inform me that my most recent mammogram was abnormal and simply wondering, “How could that be possible?”
Even during COVID-19, I never missed a screening, and I regularly check my breasts at home for lumps or other indications of a larger problem. Prior to my mammogram in March, I didn’t experience anything unusual, so I was certain it would be another run-of-the-mill screening.
I was wrong. So wrong, in fact, that I write to you from the recovery of a preventative double mastectomy — a decision I made to combat my high level of risk for breast cancer. Without that mammogram, I never would’ve known the decisions I could make to give me the best chance of a healthy future.