Patty is a 9 year breast cancer survivor. She missed her mammogram one year and discovered she had cancer the next.
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You know I was reading in a magazine, a Women’s Health Magazine, that most women get cancer after menopausal, after 60. And I’ve just felt right then you know I’m going to get this and I don’t know why I’ve got that feeling. I’m going to get this thing and I can’t express the importance of a yearly mammogram because I missed mine one year. And then that year, the next time I had one I have a small cancer. So I had the mastectomy. My doctor said, “You know this is it.” So I said, “No, I wont swept this out — let it clean broom sweeping out this thing and I want to take some chemotherapy.” So I took chemotherapy and I’ve been fine ever since.