Glynis shares if she thought she might get breast cancer because her mom had.
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Absolutely not—I felt like I was young. I had nothing to fear. I was relatively healthy. I had never been, you know, diagnosed with any type of long-term illness in all my life. I was taking the medical precautions that people tell you to take. I started getting mammograms when I was 26 years old against the advice of my doctors. They told me there was no need to do that. So once a year, I was getting mammograms. I was checking myself sporadically. Not as seriously every month as I needed to because again I felt, I am young. I am getting the mammograms. They’ll catch anything that’s wrong. Well, right before I was diagnosed, in January of 2002, I had just had a mammogram in March of 2001 and so, I was going to be scheduled to have another mammogram in March 2002 and had I not found the lump in November, I would have just been proliferating the problem by waiting, you know, an extra three months to get a diagnosis that could have been, at that time, more terminal or fatal even.
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