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October is designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Clay County Medical Center's employees have experienced breast cancer and would like to help inspire and encourage other women who are just beginning their breast cancer journeys. Each story is displayed in the front entrance hallway of the hospital in the display cabinet.

I always had yearly mammograms and in September 0f 2008, I had a mammogram that recommended further evaluation.  I had not felt anything suspicious in my breast prior to this. Read more»

I first learned I had cancer the day before Thanksgiving in 2008. I was told it was a small area and caught early, two very important facts. My whole world came crumbling down. Read more»

On November 5, 2009 at the age of 37 years I was diagnosed with Stage 1 invasive breast cancer.  My story is unique in that if I hadn’t asked my physician at my annual physical in October 2009 about when I should start getting mammograms, I would have never known I had breast cancer until it was possibly too late. Read more»

At 45 yrs old I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  It was November 23rd, the day before Thanksgiving 2003. (Sort of hard to give thanks that year on Thanksgiving Day!) Read more»

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