Story Series: Cancer Survivors Share Moments that Changed their Lives

Breast Cancer Survivor Stories

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.

Stories from Cancer Survivors
Part II: Susan’s Story | Part III: Ilene’s Story | Part IV: Heather’s Story | Part V: Wendy’s Story

Jennifer Gormly, Administrative Specialist – Part I

Jennifer's Story
You never know what is going to hit you on an idle Saturday morning. For me, it was finding a lump in my right breast while I was going through the motions of my monthly self-exam. For someone with no family history, and a normal baseline mammogram, this came as quite a shock. However, with the information provided on that baseline mammogram, my radiologist was able to detect, not only the lump, but a very tiny spot that I couldn’t feel, which turned out to be cancer.

With breast cancer in both breasts, I decided to get genetic testing which came back positive for breast cancer. I truly feel that my baseline mammogram saved my life. Because of the information it provided, I was fully diagnosed and treated. I am here today, healthy and strong.

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating.”


Breast Cancer Screening & Prevention

Women 25 and older should have a formal risk assessment for breast cancer.
Request a mammogram or total breast ultrasound, find Women’s Health locations, cancer support group information and calendar events.

Your Breast Cancer Resource