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.
Jennifer Gormly, Administrative Specialist – Part I
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.”