October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of this disease. Please join us in celebrating five inspiring breast cancer survivor stories from Hometown Health employees who have defeated breast cancer. Our hope is their stories will inspire you to take action and schedule a mammogram today.
Susan Wells, Quality Performance Specialist – Part II
18 Month Survivor – Stage 4, Metastatic Breast Cancer
I always had normal mammograms and with no family history of cancer, I never thought it could happen to me. However, prior to my last mammogram I started noticing changes in one of my breasts, so I requested a 3D mammogram, which showed a mass that was confirmed to be cancer through a biopsy.
I chose to have a bilateral mastectomy, followed by aggressive chemotherapy and radiation. I am grateful for the testing that was available to me, which identified this disease and allowed me to fight.
“Fate whispers to the warrior, ‘You cannot withstand the storm.’ The warrior replied back ‘I AM THE STORM.’”